EM-Drabbles – Fifty-Six

Ed was a hard man, so when everyone started wearing masks he laughed.

“I’m not hiding from no stupid virus,” he told his wife, Marilyn. “I’m fit as a fiddle so it won’t get me.”

If there was any justice in this world, Ed would have wound up gasping out his life in hospital. But because he didn’t wear a mask, Marilyn died and the eldest of their children, together with both Ed’s parents and Marilyn’s father.

And Ed?

Well, he spent four weeks in bed wishing he was dead and his heart was never right again – physically or emotionally.

E.M. Swift-Hook

 

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