Zika Alley: Friday Fictioneers

It’s not just about Zika… It is any epidemic/pandemic, whether eboli, swine flu, SARS, or other public health concern.

Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

This week it is:

© Amy Reese

© Amy Reese

Zika Alley

Why did you bring me here?
You wanted to know what it’s like.
But nothing is here.
This is what it’s like.
But this tells me nothing.
You want to know what it was like before?
The doors weren’t shuttered. There was life all up and down the corridor. Vendors sold everything. Stalls were filled with people. Children ran around. Mothers yelled at their kids to stay close. Merchants yelled at the mothers that their wares were the finest. Others yelled that theirs could be had for half price.
And then no one came?
They sprayed the entire neighborhood.

Randy Mazie


34 thoughts on “Zika Alley: Friday Fictioneers

    • Then the old lady dies all because of your selfishness…

      There was an old woman who swallowed a spider,
      That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
      She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
      I don’t know why she swallowed the fly,
      Perhaps she’ll die.

  1. Good writing, Randy. This is a country without many screens. There are several mosquito-bourne diseases making the rounds. After a large number of people have become ill and some died, I’ve noticed they’re beginning to advertise mosquito netting. We have screens on all the windows and keep spray handy. People here tend to think it happens to others. —- Suzanne

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