(Author’s note: I got the FTE position at work. We’re just waiting for information. However, today’s fiction deals with those who may not have this newfound security.)
Turn Your Love Around
by Miles H. Rost
George Benson wafted from the speaker of the small grocery store.
“Vegetables? That’s all you have?”
“Yep. We won’t be receiving out other groceries for a week at least.”
Brian’s mouth dropped.
“You’ve never been short before. What gives?”
The grocer took in a nervous breath.
“It’s not us. It’s the distributor. Shut down because of that nasty virus everyone’s talking about.”
“The company has no other way to get supplies?”
“Nope. Once we run out here, we shut down until we get our shipments.”
Brian turned his eyes down.
“Thanks, Charlie,” he concluded, ready to pay for his vegetables.
Ah, such is life.
Such it is. Thanks for visiting, hope to see you around a bit more.
All to true, unfortunately. You never really know how interconnected everyone is until something like this comes along to disrupt everything. Stay safe over there. You’re nearer to the action than the rest of the country.
And now you are. I see you returned. 😀
I’m around, but as you can see by my replying a month later, not that much. 🙂 I keep meaning to write Friday Fictioneers but often can’t think of anything I like. I admire your faithfulness with it.
So true. Well penned.
Thank you, Susan! It’s just how I felt after shopping one day.
The new normal, potentially.
Nice tie in. Thanks for George, haven’t thought or heard of him for ages. Saw him once, he was one breezin’ dude… Tahoe I think.
I couldn’t think of a good song that would be part of the theme, so I made it the background music.
This could be how it turns out, let’s hope it’s over quickly if it does end up like this
Well, happy enough it hasn’t. I was able to get a 20 pack of ramen after they were out for a month. Thanks for stopping by last month.