Pestilence and disease is nothing knew; and neither are the questions and issues brought out by hard times. Derek Elkins takes the existential pain of loss, death, and illness to its sharpest place. We are writing fiction here in our Free Covid Chronicle stories, but fiction gives breath and legs to our fears so they can walk around and we can talk about them at a safe distance. Derek has done a great job of doing that with “Let The Day Perish.”
If Derek’s story had a soundtrack, it would definitely be “Exit” from The Joshua Tree, so click on the much younger and hairier Bono to read Derek’s story, “Let The Day Perish”.