Unprecedented Times

A COVID-fiction story fundraising for a COVID charity

This fact-meets-fiction novel takes the pandemic in a very different direction to reality.  In reality, we can control the virus, limit our losses, work together to overcome it… but is there a situation where that might not be the case?

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About The Book

A science fiction-dystopian-drama with elements of romance and comedy… based on the real-life events of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fact-meets-fiction novel looks at the events of the pandemic, but taking the story in a very different direction to reality. In reality, we can control the virus, limit our losses, work together to overcome it… but is there a situation where that might not be the case?

Follow the pandemic across two different timelines, through the eyes of four characters. Clara, a wannabe scientist working as an assistant at the World Health Organisation (WHO). Her boss, Dr Vicente, the kind-hearted Director-General of the WHO. Her twin sister, Rosa, a nurse and new mother. And Rosa’s fiancé, Ben, a fun-loving police officer.

How will the characters cope when the virus takes a very different turn in this story? And just how far are we willing to go when we are in truly unprecedented times?

Real facts and statistics have been used throughout this story. However, the story itself, including all events and characters, are fictional (unless referenced).

Acknowledgements

I could not have written this story without help.  Well I could, but it wouldn’t have been very interesting, informative, or believable.

Which is why I have dedicated a page to thank and acknowledge all the resources that helped me to create this fact-meets-fiction story.

Click below to see my full acknolwedgements page.

What’s inside

18 Chapters

Full book includes 18 chapters

Based on Real-Life Events

Includes real-life experiences, facts and statistics.

Dedications

A Dedications Section for the loved ones lost to COVID-19

Honours

A place where we honour those who deserve it.

Foreword

​The 2019-2020 COVID-19 pandemic has been a catastrophic event, something that will surely be taught in history lessons to future generations.  It is potentially the most life-changing event of our lifetimes.  We have seen a heart-breaking amount of loss, people taken from us before their time, medical workers who have lost their lives caring for their patients, doctors having to choose which patients to save and which to leave, people dying afraid and alone.  The devastating pictures we have witnessed and continue to witness will forever haunt our memories, and the loss we have felt as a global community will fade, but it will never truly disappear. 

Having said this, there has been something inspiring about this pandemic, because it brought with it a sense of togetherness and community that I’ve never experienced before. Seeing how individuals and companies are contributing to the battle against this virus, has been heart-warming.  It seems that the things that previously mattered, such as money, work, upgrading the car or going on holiday, they now all pale in comparison to the need we have to protect and love each other.  In many ways this pandemic has put our priorities back into their rightful places, it has made us remember what’s really important in life.

Being put onto lock-down has given us a rare opportunity, a chance to spend some real time with our family at home.  I have home schooled our children, taught them to make bread, we have had picnics in the garden, played board games, made obstacle courses, read books, and of course spent time on our devices and screens. While in lock-down, we have felt what it was like to miss our parents, our siblings, our friends, it has made us appreciate everyone we love just that little bit more than we did before.  It is also giving us a chance to do things we don’t usually get chance to do, to pick up old hobbies that we’d forgotten about, read books, watch movies, and rediscover ourselves for who we are, not who society dictates what we should be.

This pandemic has brought out the best in everyone (well, with the exception of the selfish loo roll hoarders…you know who you are). Because of this pandemic, we have introduced ourselves to lonely neighbours, we have volunteered to be physically and emotionally supportive of people we didn’t know, we chose to love each other as equals.  We became a real global community where it doesn’t matter what nationality you are or what God you have faith in.  We have shared resources and medical supplies, medical knowledge and research, we shared heartache and loss, and by doing it together we have saved lives. There were plenty of small moments throughout this pandemic, that were incredibly poignant.  Like the entire UK population cheering for the NHS and front-line workers every Thursday evening.  Seeing a news report on rival drug gangs in Africa coming together to use their distribution network to get food to the people who needed it.  Chinese doctors flying to hot-spots in other countries, risking their lives and putting themselves back on the front-line to help save members of the global community.  The things we can achieve when we work together, are nothing short of amazing. 

If I have learned anything from this pandemic its that as human beings, the thing we do best is love.

Chapters

This fact-meets-fiction novel looks at the events of the pandemic, but taking the story in a very different direction to reality. In reality, we can control the virus, limit our losses, work together to overcome it… but is there a situation where that might not be the case?

Now they were using this very same principle, this law of nature. To plant seeds, which they hoped would help them to battle the biggest threat mankind has ever faced, nature itself.

Unprecedented Times, Chapter 13

..she grimly wondered who would be forced to watch the other die. She couldn’t bear to see him take his last breath, or to suffer until he eventually couldn’t fight any more...

Unprecedented Times, Chapter 14

The only certainties she had was that everybody in the entire world was going to be affected, somehow, by what was coming next.

Unprecedented Times, Chapter 16

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