August 2021, The Quarantine Review
Four people take refuge from a pandemic on a marine-access-only gulf island.
“Ronnie thought of Ben’s wet cough and shuddered. Body bags, breathing tubes. Orphaned, and now Chanda and Luca were gone: her small world was shrinking. She watched flames dwindle to coals and glanced at the lump in the treehouse. Whoosh of the sea, seals barking on the point, whine of a powerboat, foghorn lowing.”
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