Walking at a distance

Hi Everyone – sharing this short story from my other blog, Books to Pen. I hope you’ll visit me there πŸ™‚

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They had been walking the trail of their new development. It was a gorgeous spring day. People were out, at a distance, of course, but neighbors and walkers from the older development were coming over from the connected trail. From a distance, which is how people were observed these days, they looked like an older couple, enjoying a walk on a nice day.

A walker from across the street glanced over and registered this, then moved along, lost in singular but shared thoughts of the day: health, job, food, masks, the news.

The couple wore light jackets and masks and he assumed they were enjoying themselves. The man was older than the woman and he walked with a cane. He carried a bag of papers with him. They were going to post a flyer on the community board and at other stops down the way, about finding a shopper for…

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