The Queen, by Lucía Durán

 

The first infected. It is extremely contagious. The number of infected rises. The people have gone mad. In the supermarkets there isn’t even any toilet paper left. Mum, I’ve got fever. Grandparents, I miss you. I’m out of breath. I don’t want to go to hospital. I can’t speak with these tubes. I’m now remembering my friends and family. They give me strength to keep on fighting. Mum! I’m not in the UIC, I’m coming home! I wasn’t scared. I kept on remembering all the people that are helping us like all of you just staying home.