The Boy Who Blew Up the Pandemic

Kevin believes that he is responsible for the universe. Having worked out mathematically how the universe actually functions, he ensures the stability of the universe by performing a series of carefully calculated morning rituals that nullify the damaging effects of the many careless, random everyday things people get up to around the world that have the potential to upset the cosmic balance. When he fails to complete his rituals one March morning in 2021 and the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country suddenly escalates to the point of a nationwide lockdown, he is convinced that he is personally at fault for unleashing this global crisis in his part of the world and for causing all the online anger, frustration, fear and hatred that has added to its destructive potential.

This is an adaptation of play The Boy Who Caused 9/11, written for the social media age.