100 Word Challenge: Fort

Got a lot going on around here lately.

Today’s Friday the Thirteenth (hat tip to all you triskaidekaphobics – stay away from ladders, sidewalk cracks and broken mirrors), Saturday is Pi Day (March 14… 3.14.. pi? Do the math), and Sunday is the Ides of March (watch your back!) We just came out of a Full Worm Moon. Stir in Covid-19 (I can’t think of that term without “Come On, Eileen” playing in my head) and you have a recipe for potential disaster.

Grateful that everyone is hale and hardy in the House of Roberts, and after talking with my parents, all HoR adjacents are faring well too. Still, I’m starting to get a little anxious. Not scared so much as “this escalated very quickly” and no one seems to know what is going to happen next.

Unfortunately, we know several people who have been in proximity of or confirmed to have the coronavirus. All of these people are not close friends or family, so we don’t think we’ve been compromised. Still, lots of hand-washing and some hand-wringing. Being that I’m not much of a social butterfly and don’t go outside the house often, further chances of exposure are minimal.

I recently made a joke about hunkering down in a couch cushion fort until all this madness passes. That plan is looking more and more attractive.

As long as my Cheez-Its and root beer supply lasts, Netfllix is airing binge worthy shows, and I have access to all of my books, I should be fine for the duration. If my menfolk are lucky, I may come out of seclusion long enough to cook dinner.

“I am going to build a fortress of books. Will you come inside and live with me?” Kamand Kojouri

This week’s word is:

Fort

What to do:

Using “fort” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

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