The following flash fiction was written in response to a challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story in which a character takes charge. Who is this character, and what situation calls for their action? It can be playful or serious, fantastical, or realistic. Go where the prompt leads!
Ian was running a high fever, had a scratchy throat, and had lost his sense of taste.
“Ian, I think you should go to the hospital and get checked out.”
“What good will it do? Honestly, Meg, I’m far better off here with you.”
“Well you have the symptoms of Covid-19 and if you have the virus, I may have it too. I think it would be the responsible thing for you to go. Behind the hospital they have drive-up testing set up, you don’t even have to go in. Now get your coat on, we’re going right now.”
© Susan Zutautas 2020