Kimberly McNeil


Kimberly McNeil is a retired physician and Naval officer.  She resides in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband of 32 years.  She keeps busy with gardening, writing unpublished poetry, and as an emerging “Selfie Artist.”  Her only child, Dashiell Patrick, was killed in a car crash in 2018, just after his 18th birthday.

The third week of April passed slowly without protests or violence from a concerned public who were beginning to doubt the benefits of social distancing. Conspiracies a go-go multiplied in whispers while quarantined families without their routines bickered and wondered how they could be related. Calendar pages were unannotated. No Plans or play-dates to anticipate. Neither young nor old knew the day or date. After the...