A Family Comes Together during Quarantine

They considered themselves to be an average American family. Louise and Jerome Williams had been married for 19 years. Louise had 1/2 of a college degree with no declared major, but quit to go to vocational school, which seemed more practical. Jerome had a bachelors degree and made enough money to support the family, buy

Essential Workers: the Supermarket & the Single Mom

Note to the Reader: There are 2 possible endings. The reasons are explained after the story. See which ending works best for you, before you see why I offered 2 endings. I would love to hear back from you.  Harriet couldn’t decide if she should wear a mask or not. It wasn’t required since they

A Woman Alone in an Apartment in Manhattan

Isabella lived alone in a one bedroom apartment on the 24th floor of a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan, New York.  She didn’t enjoy taking the elevator.  She was slightly claustrophobic and had nagging anxiety about  having a power outage, or worse. Ever since  9/11, she had a looming apprehension that if there were a