Flash Fiction Back Tomorrow

Hey guys! Quick check in to give you an update on my situation. I wrote Flash Fic on Saturday and then a chapter of Fool Me Twice on Sunday, feeling good about things. Just around the time I was going to start prepping for the evening Flash Fic I was hoping to do — my principal called. One of my students tested positive for Covid, and because of the classroom we were in, I was exposed.  I’m on quarantine until next Tuesday.

I’m mostly okay — I mean, no symptoms which is good. My mental health is taking a strange turn because even though my brain is like — we were masked, so odds are in my favor and I’m fine — I also can’t quite turn off the rest of my brain that’s thinking of all the people I came into contact with (which is really just my dad and the guys at the car repair shop and people at school — so not like I was living wild). It’s just a different world than last year when we were all sent home early on and I was able to organize my life to literally stay inside until the worst of that first wave.

On the bright side, I don’t have students to worry about not being in the room with. My principal is supposed to be arranging work for me to do on my quarantine since I’m not available to do the building coverage I was supposed to be doing these next few weeks, but he’s probably a bit distracted by the world. I’m just taking it one day at a time. Tomorrow, I think my brain will be in a better place and I’ll be able to try and use this time more positively. For now, no flash fiction tonight but I will be writing tomorrow.

Take care, stay safe, and wear your masks 🙂


  • It’s absolutely important that you take care of yourself. We can’t always turn off our brains. I hope all goes well for you and that your test is negative. Stay safe, everyone.

    According to arcoiris0502 on November 16, 2020
  • Stay safe. I hope that test is negative.

    According to Shay on November 16, 2020
  • I hope you and your students find yourself well and not get covid.

    According to Carla P on November 16, 2020
  • Say safe I will be praying for good news.

    According to Shelly Samuel on November 16, 2020
  • Melissa, hope you test negative and keep yourself safe. I’m sending positive thoughts your way.

    According to Jo-Ann Rae on November 16, 2020
  • Hope all goes well and your test will be negative. Take care.

    According to nanci on November 16, 2020
  • Please take care of yourself, it’s not easy turning off mentally, especially with covid. Take your time and put yourself first.
    Everyone please be safe.

    According to Sandra on November 16, 2020