October 10, 2020

Is this love in the time of corona?

Elle De Bene

Love in the Time of Corona, 2020

Most of us are longing for human connections and human touch- after all, we are pack animals at our core. We have not evolved to be alone, to live alone indefinitely. Dating apps have never been in such high demand. Nothing makes us feel more alive that physical connections, physical touch. However, most of us understand the importance of all doing our bit to halt the spread of this virus as much as possible. This flash fiction entry poses the dilemma that some of us may have faced over the past six months, as we battle with our base instincts, survival instincts and our fear of the unknown. What would you do in such a situation? All characters and names are entirely fictional.