Prompt: Adjective/Noun - Write the first six sentences of a story using: "Cottaged Quarantine"
Stay at home...shelter in place...words on the nightly news.
Wear a mask and quarantine yourself, if you develop a dry cough.
Who hasn't coughed a cough that seemed dry in the past five months?
I clap my hand over my mouth, stifling the dry cough, plaguing me for days now.
Did anyone hear?
The thoughts of being alone...a cottaged quarantine of sorts...for endless days, makes it hard for me to breathe.
By Lisa H. Owens
Inspired by a Shut Up & Write Prompt