LIV LILLEY


Toronto / Student
I’ve been casually self isolating (been outside around my neighbourhood) for the past couple days, but before that I was making and following through with a lot of plans.



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I am at a beach with my friends on a cold, cloudy day. A couple scientists in white lab coats walk over and ask us to help them test for viruses spread like invasive species in the lake next to the beach. I say sure immediately and jump in the water and swim around and when I come back up to them on the beach they test me right there for the virus and I come back negative. They say that there was a 50 percent chance that I would have survived swimming in the lake. They show me a map of the infected bodies of water nearby and the red (infected lakes) have spread south east. They take my friends and I to a lab and we see the man responsible for the transmitting the viruses; he is faceless but he has a hoodie and black tracksuit pants on. He has a gun and I’m afraid that he’ll shoot me and my friends (I also feel very exposed wearing only a bathing suit and flip flops in a cold laboratory) but after hiding from him around the doorframe when he passes (there is no door to the office we’re all standing in) and waiting, a bunch of scientists with machine guns shoot him down. I wake up.

(17/3/2020)