Priority Call

PRIORITY CALL, PRIORITY CALL.

White noise. Turning, blank look at the TV screen. What’s happening?

PRIORITY CALL, PRIORITY CALL. CALLING ALL PERSONNEL. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Tense, tight, constricting. Clammy hands, reaching for comfort.  It can’t possibly be-

WE HAVE A CONFIRMED CASE OF KOSONG-NI IN THIS COUNRTY.

Terror. No breath to gasp, eyes wide, hammering heart. No.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOUSE. ALL PERSONNEL MUST WEAR FACE MASKS AND BIOHAZARD GEAR AT ALL TIMES. IF YOU OR ANYONE CLOSE TO YOU BEGINS TO SHOW ANY SYMPTOMS OF KOSONG-NI, IMMEDIATELY BEGIN QUARANTINE.

Throat too tight to swallow. No. This can’t be happening. Wrapped in my mother’s arms, but not safe, not any more. No, all safety is gone. This disease can get through locked doors.

IF YOU HAVE A CONFORMED CASE WITHIN YOUR DWELLING, NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE.  I REPEAT, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOUSE.

Lies whispered in my ears. It’ll be okay. It’ll be just fine. We’ll survive this.

We won’t. There is no cure.

THIS IS THE END OF THE RECORDING. PLEASE STAY CALM AND AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

We’re all dead.

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