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Dear Mother,

I hope you are well. I have just finished typing Mr. Tumulty news briefing. Yes, that Mr. Tumulty! (The private secretary to President Wilson) I have a temporary promotion. (If I do well, who knows?) Tumulty’s previous assistant has been out sick. (We are hoping it is not the Spanish flu, as Margaret, the President’s daughter has contracted it. I have been told that several Secret Service are sick also.)

Mr. Tumulty went home today not well. I am being vigilant. We never take our face-masks off here in the office.

Please send all my love,

Aristotle Mansfield

Written for Friday Ficitoneers.


  1. P.S. If you find toilet tissue, could you save some for me?

    Well played. Good correlation with what’s happening now. I think we’re better prepared and have the technological advantage of instant communication all over the world. We were warned it was coming. If only they warned us toilets tissue would disappear.

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