Fire Drill, COVID-Style

Fire Drill, COVID-Style “Just because things aren’t actually ‘normal’ right now, doesn’t mean we’re going to jeopardize your safety,” the principal’s voice said over the speaker. He had the desperately forced cheerfulness of a man who has said “Six weeks from now, tops” for over a year and counting. “Remember, if we change even one…

Zoe and the World Outside

Zoe and the World Outside Zoe steps outside into air that prickles like icy pins on her skin. She’s wearing her new mask, a purple one with a platypus bill on the front. In the summer, wearing a mask was miserable but now it warms her face just like a scarf. She skips down the…