Novella: 48 Hours Before the Lockdown


It’s 2020 and a new strand of Coronavirus called COVID-19 is spreading through the world. Countries are starting to go into lockdown: shutting borders, restricting businesses, and essentially forcing citizens to stay home.

This story describes the 48 hours that New Zealand spent at Alert Level 3 before moving into Alert Level 4 for four weeks (at least). The story is told from the perspective of twelve different characters, primarily revolving around one family in Auckland.

In an unfortunate occurrence, the characters all have one thing in common, and living in an outbreak of COVID-19 is about to test them beyond their expectations.

What other readers have said...

“I loved getting a bit of insight from the book! My favourite chapter I think was about [Felix’s] reaction to New Zealand and how different things are over here. Because I haven't travelled I don't know this kind of stuff.” - NZ

"I am astonished and utterly impressed! This is quality writing and offers great description of this moment in time.” - Germany

“I bought it! So far so good! - NZ

“I really enjoyed reading this and there were several laugh out loud moments!” - UK

“It gave me a few chuckles as I recognised some characters.” - UK

The Details

A 55 page novella with over an hour's entertainment tucked inside its pages. Good for reading on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. An amusing story which will have you both chuckle and think.