This spring, when my wife suggested that I spent some of the pandemic in a useful exercise by writing short stories, I decided to write a short story set in the fall of 2020, based on what how a young woman would spend her $1,200 government stimulus checks. As I imagined her backstory, a family emerged. I decided to write a series of stories about this family, the Tilley-Blandin’s, set against the backdrop of a country facing several crises on the cusp of the Presidential election. The stories just emerged out of me.
To help readers navigate this series, here is a chronological listing of the stories:
Silver and Her Stimulus Check (May 29, 2020)
Louis Guidry Prevents Death by Nugent (June 3, 2020)
The Secrets of Miss Olympia Tilley-Blandin (June 12, 2020)
Hopper’s 15 Minutes of Peace Amid the Pandemic (June 17, 2020)
Ingrid and Hopper Seek Counseling on Zoom (June 21, 2020)
Ingrid Wept (June 24, 2020)