So when can I go back?

I want to be at an airport
any airport
full of people
without a mask
earphones in my ears
because it’ll be quiet but loud as it always is at crowded public places
sit at a random deserted gate
until it’s time to go to my actual gate
eat McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets
because waiting at an airport is the only time when I allow myself to eat them
smell the grease on my fingers
go wash my hands
smell the soap before I touch my phone
pick a particularly gloomy song
then sit and stare at airplanes.

(picture taken at Incheon International Airport, October 2019).

Stories I worked on, this past week:

  • Destination: Rebirth (the second book in that trilogy)
  • The second book in the magic milk series. These will be novelettes.

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