Wednesday, April 1, 2020


              Its time for the 
The first Wednesday of each month, members of IWSG announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share insight or a personal experience or story. Remember, the question is optional.
IWSG was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh and is a forum of writers who gather to talk about writing and the writer's life. 
The awesome co-hosts for the April 1 posting of the IWSG  Diane Burton, JH Moncrieff, Anna @ Emaginette, Karen @ Reprobate Typewriter, Erika Beebe,and Lisa Buie-Collard!
April 1 question: – The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?

One of the great things about being a writer...
Is that we can live anywhere we want to...
In our heads...
Building fantastic worlds! 
It’s why I am never bored...
I can spend hours just thinking, and thinking…and thinking.
So when Covid-19 happened...
I created my own reality...
Of course... 
I know what’s going on in the outside world... 
I’d have to have my head stuck in a rock not to...
And, of course I do what’s necessary.
But what’s not necessary...
Is allowing myself to think the worst and getting scared. 
At this time of my life...
I have lived through: 
- The polio outbreak and being scared of puddles, pools, and paralysis.

And then there was The Cuban missile crisis: with weekly drills crouching under school desks, and actually riding by and seeing the missles at the Nike Air Force base in Farmingdale, Long Island and wondering... 
I saw Nike missiles like these just four miles from my home on Long Island.
 if the Russians were not only going to bomb us, but also invade our shores in submarines.

And later  all the flu viruses throughout the years: Swine, Bird, all the 
H?N? virus strains, and all the other corona virus strains. 
Hmm? If there's a  Convid-19, there had to have been or still is 1-18, no?

Back in 1969 when I had my first child, no one could visit me in the hospital or at home for weeks because of the Hong Kong flu. Scary and sad. 
Am I concerned with this new strain? Yes. 
Am I scared? No! 
I will deal with the truth  however and whenever it hits.
I also have a whole lot of Christian faith.
So? What about you and your world? How are you coping?



P.S. If you want a pertinent read that'll make you go, hmmmm? try Dan Brown's INFERNO.