Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 42 | July 2020 | ‘Goldcrests’ Altogether different pandemic fiction by Sandra Hunter

‘Goldcrests’ Altogether different pandemic fiction by Sandra Hunter

It’s my usual route, around the Art Center—closed, and the old people’s home—closed to visitors, and along the path behind the church that’s also closed. On the way I’ll stop at the mini mart—open, to pick up my cigs. It shouldn’t be open but the owner, Mr. Auhja, knows that all the old bats like me can’t stand outside Sainsbury’s for two hours waiting to be let in fifteen at a time. 

My feet aren’t what they used to be. None of me is what it used to be. Even my elbows have started ...

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