Stories submitted for the Call for Submission to a theme of Love in the Time of CoVid-19

SHORT STORY | Drowning in Empty Spaces

"Mom...," I called to her, looking at her unmoving body. “Mom, come on, don’t do this to me. Help!” I screamed at the top of my lungs, hoping someone could hear. "Somebody help us... my mom... please help!" I ran out of the room and screamed for help down the…

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SHORT STORY | Just Press Play

Mom, are you there? It’s Sabina. I have to hush my voice down a bit — Lily’s asleep. I hope you can still hear me. I’m sorry for missing your calls, but you know we’re not allowed to use our phones while on shift. Especially during these times. We’ve been…

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SHORT STORY | Two Sides of a Door

Everything looked like a nightmare amid reality. The pandemic disease—COVID-19, the unseen enemy who could attack ruthlessly on anyone, was frightening. Death was waving like a friendly evil that would hit anyone in no time. It was frustrating because no matter how hard I tried to be brave, the fear…

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SHORT STORY | The Last Voice

A chill ran through Luisa’s spine. Multiple screeches were ringing in her ears, but she was the only one that could hear them. At the end of her 36-hour shift in the ER, her vision was blurry and her head was throbbing uncontrollably. Her medication had worked for a while,…

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SHORT STORY | Can Teachers Finally Be in Love in this Time of CoVid-19?

Written by Kiera Viresse || Love in the Time of CoVid-19 || Teaching is a lifelong devotion, sometimes neglecting their personal lives. Will this quarantine bring a change more than a time for oneself?

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