Coffee?

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

As she approached his table, hatred rose in her throat like bile.  He was responsible for Dabuku’s death.  He knew that her husband had respiratory problems yet he put him on the concourse anyway. 

Dabuku and another worker were working on the concourse at Victoria Station in London when a man spat and coughed in their faces before vanishing.  The man had the Coronavirus. Dabuku died.  His colleague was fighting for his life.

“Coffee?” she asked.  

“Yes, please.”

“Your coffee.”

“Thanks, Abidemi.  So sorry about Dabuku.”

She didn’t answer.

She watched him drink the coffee.

Underneath her mask, she smiled.  

100 Words

This is inspired by the true story of two women in London, who were spat and coughed on by a man who had Coronavirus. One of the women died.

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt Here. To read other stories or to participate, click Here.

27 comments

    • Yes, it’s an evil thing to deliberately give someone else COVID and I hope that the man who spat on the two women is caught and charged for murder among other things. You’re right, thought, that there are many people out there who are doing so much good. We need more like them.

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  1. With all of the video surveillance cameras everywhere, they should be able to find the perpetrator and prosecute. that’s 1st degree murder and I would prosecute it as such. I’m glad we are able to exact justice in our fiction for those who walk free that need accountability. In your story I do a fist pump in support.

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    • Yes, it’s good to know that there are cameras which would enable the authorities to catch perpetrators so that the system can prosecute. While I can sympathize with her and understand why she decided to do what she did, I personally wouldn’t have done it. I’m sure she would appreciate the fist pump in support, though.

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