Where We Are Now – Prologue
Sent: Saturday, 21 March 2020, 6.00pm
Subject: Checking In
Well it’s happened, they’ve shut the borders and now there’s social distancing. The boss called me, well all of us, into work tomorrow for an emergency meeting to figure out how we’re going to operate with social distancing requirements. Travis is going into work tomorrow to do the same thing with his team. He sends his love to you all.
I thought email would be the easiest way to check in with you all. Except for Michael, Cassie and Julie, you’re all so far away from me and I’m worried about all of you. Well I’m always worried and I know, I know, you can take care of yourselves and your families, but this is different.
I’ll be checking in with you all more often. It will probably annoy you all, but I’m your mother, please humour me. However the phone works both ways, if any of you want or need to talk to me at any time, don’t hesitate.
Gwen, Christi, Carrie and Elaine – with the borders shut, I don’t know when I’ll see you next. Gwen and Christi, please give my grandbabies hugs for me.
Please use hand sanitiser, wash your hands, and stay safe.
Love you all.
Parker, Lockwood & Associates
Level 28, 800 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
*This story is the sequel to my 2016 novelette, How We Got Here.