Protest And Pandemic #carrotranch

‘Are you wearing two masks, Morgan?’

‘I’m worried.’

‘You’re indoors, watching from a window.’

‘There’s no social distancing.’

‘You don’t think they should protest?’

‘No, of course not. It’s just… with this virus… They could get ill, spread it…’

‘What would you do, Morgan?’

‘I’d keep my distance…’

‘There must be 20,000 people. Sometimes, getting involved means taking risks…’

‘But, Logan…’

‘What, then? Reschedule it? Book a slot for September? You have to grab the moment. Justice delayed is justice denied.’

‘I know… that’s why I’ve got two masks.’


‘One for you. Come on, time we got involved….’

This piece responds to this week’s #carrotranch prompt, here

June 4, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about justice for all. It does not have to take place in America. Injustice exists anywhere. What is the story behind justice for all? Go where the prompt leads!

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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10 Responses to Protest And Pandemic #carrotranch

  1. Gentle persuasion

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  2. Have to assess one’s own risk.

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  3. JT Twissel says:

    I don’t think we can afford to wait until it’s safe to go outside. Too many people have been killed – gotta take that risk.

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  4. arlingwoman says:

    Lots of folks had a similar conversation last weekend, I think…

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    These two are ready to take the risks. If not now, when? Thanks for Logan and Morgan showing what courage looks like.

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  7. Norah says:

    Time for Logan and Morgan to make a stand. Two masks? To be sure, to be sure.


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