account_circle by Diane Johnson
Diane DeMasi Johnson lives in Washington State. When not writing she can be found exploring abandoned, forgotten, and dilapidated places, searching for remnants of tales left untold.


The Relief

Issue No. 231 ~ August, 2016

We never went to doctors, no matter how much pain infected Mother. She hated them, feared they expedited the death of Pripyat’s abandoned people. She told me they wanted us dead. If we roamed by ourselves, they would kill us because we were contaminated. In public I was forbidden to say from where we came.