my A to Z - every day of the challenge I will find a word by flinging my finger into my American Heritage Dictionary and then riff on it. The posts may be essays or poems or stories or memories. Who knows what will happen when we give Serendipity her wanton way?
Quarantine - n. 1. a. A period of time during which a vehicle, a person, or material suspected of carrying a contagious disease is detained at a port of entry under enforced isolation to prevent disease from entering a country.
I made it off the place. I was a small lad and I guess I was lucky. I found bits and pieces to eat and I wasn't like most who got sea sick too. I don't blame the country here. What could they do? Our own country thought it was fine enough to turn us out to starve. They didn't feed us on the boats and if you could get something down - sure enough it would come back up soon. The ship would be pitching and hawing and everything sliding about and all of us packed in like those little silver fishes in a rusty tin.
My little sister didn't make it, nor did my Da. Just me and Liam and my mother. She was a tough thing. Lived to be eighty-nine and loved her grub every day until she died. You couldn't mention the isle around her. No. Oh well, different days.