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 …

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.