2021: Blogging A-Z Challenge: Covid Craziness: H


Have you gotten your test done?” asked Arun, massaging his temple.
“I’ll get it done tomorrow Sir,” replied Deepak, coughing again.

Arun was exhausted. With 2 weeks to go for his exit, Deepak had stopped working, claiming illness. The new guy wasn’t up to speed yet. Arun sighed, wished him a speedy recovery and disconnected. Employee relations with employees on their way out was usually tiresome barring exceptions, but ever since Covid-19, the excuses came easier.

“Thanks Sir,” said Deepak, as he disconnected and switched his focus to his McDonald’s meal, ready for the next Netflix run of the day.

Note: This 100-word micro-fiction is written for the Covid Crazies 2021 Edition of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. The entire list of 2021 posts can be accessed here.


  1. Pathetic attitude and see through excuses!! Superbly brought out in few words. Very well written Deepa!!

  2. Wow! A very new perspective! Well written Deepa!

  3. Sad but true.... Others suffer because of such attitude

  4. Hehehe... People know how to exploit a pandemic. Only sad thing is the 2nd wave has shown even kids and teens are also getting infected.


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