Edition #3 – May 2021

The Quiet Reader is an international literary magazine, born in a town called Solitaire, in the state of Quarantine in the country of 2020. Here is the line-up of our third edition, with stories written by Mark Budman, Alex S. French, Tamás Inczédy, Andrew Rucker Jones, Toshiya Kamei, Russell Richardson, Reed Rvenrick, C.M. Saunders and Matthew Wilson.

Death of the Classical Handshake – Mark Budman

At our end of the known universe, the receptionist wears a surgical mask, but the Lady can see she’s young. They all are. The generation bred during the pandemics. She should have pity on them, but the receptionist is a healthcare provider, and she hates them all. If not for them, germs and viruses wouldn’t exist. They get everyone confused …