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After I sat on the floor and cried and asked you Will I die? Will I die? Will we die? Will you die? When my dad got sick with lung cancer, just weeks before he died in his sick bed, I asked my mum over and over again When will he die? When will he die? When?Katie Buckley
Having a temperature. Change of taste. Dizziness. With a global pandemic going on, illness is on everyone’s minds. Having cold symptoms is not an irritating matter but perhaps a catastrophe. Will you pass it on to those you love? To the vulnerable? Will it get worst? Will you drown?
The protagonist of this podcast knows this well, as she had her own close encounters with death in the past. Through her own illness, she’s forced to relive an old trauma and face her worst fears. She’s become a sailor in sick bay.
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About Katie Buckley
Katie Buckley is a student on the Royal Holloway Creative Writing MA. Her work, which has been published in The Inkwell, focuses on myth, memory and the formation of female subjectivity.