Three Line Tale #27: The show must go on

The world was collapsing under the weight of a virus attack.

There was no cure in sight, no vaccine either.

And many felt just like the musicians who kept playing while the Titanic was sinking.

This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 234Β prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting this challenge. If you want to participate, please visit the link for instructions and other guidelines!

A rather dark take. But I have been having a couple of very bad days. One of my neighbours have tested positive for COVID-19. My building and a couple of other buildings in my area are sealed down for 14 days. I’ll be home and so to look at the bright stick, I’ll have more time on my hands.

Stay safe, everyone.

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59 thoughts on “Three Line Tale #27: The show must go on

    1. Oh, BG. I am sorry to hear that. It is a very difficult and troubling time indeed. Thanks a lot. And yes, the impact of the scene may not have been felt in its entirety. But now I can feel the brunt of it.

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      1. I felt deeply too. I am glad that my writing had such an effect. (Or, it might be due to the iconic movie but I’m going to assume it was my writing πŸ˜‰ )


    1. Yes, cases are increasing everywhere. At times, it seems as if it’s only a matter of time before it hits close to home. I’ll be safe. Thank you so much for your wishes πŸ’–


      1. The recent one was less than 100m, which is why my building was also sealed. Yes, I have to force myself to focus on the bright side. I’ll be losing my mind otherwise. I’ll stay safe. Thank you so much. I hope you and yours are safe and well too. β€οΈπŸ€—

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  1. Wonderful ShwetaπŸ‘πŸ»β£πŸ’žπŸ’ž This pic reminded me of that scene in the titanic as well. And as BG said, that scene kind of underrated…
    Stay safe dear. πŸ€—β™₯️

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    1. I am safe and well, Anisha. Thank you for asking. I hope that you and yours are safe and well.
      I know, right! That scene is way too iconic and burned into my memory, especially now that I feel myself in the same state πŸ˜…

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      1. We’re absolutely safe too. Thank you!

        Indeed, it’s a scene etched strongly in memory. I’m sure there’ll be some fantasy that pulls you out. We’ll get to breathe freely again. Stay hopeful! ❀☺


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