Our Prevenir wristwatch alarms went off, the sound like a flock of robotic seagulls. One pill, every fifteen minutes, for twelve hours of each day.
Jess came back in and picked up her pill from the table. “Chad said if we focus on being healthier, it’s a better defense than this.” She chucked the pill at the trash can, completely missing. “We’ll use that new food app, we’ll work out more, stuff like that.”
I told you so
Celia Laskey is the author of So Happy for You and Under the Rainbow, a finalist for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her other work has appeared in Guernica, The Minnesota Review, Day One, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the University of New Mexico and currently lives in Los Angeles with her wife and their dog Whiskey.
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