So am I. When I was working on this piece, images from the way the Chinese government enforced its lockdown kept recurring in my mind. If a government can drag you kicking and screaming from your home or padlock you inside it, forced innoculation can't be far behind. Living in our democracy makes it possible for each of us to make a reasoned decision about the vaccine. Thankfully, it also means I'm able to write and publish freely. These are rights and freedoms I will never take for granted. Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.

Fiction & cultural commentary with a personal twist — by a writer from the Deep South with roots in print & broadcast media.