Commission for a short story, 300-400 words, written in the first person. The narrator is an infectious disease expert at a hospital in London. Describe what happens when she finally gets home from work. What are her new rituals? How does she relate to her family?
The story must include a scene in which the narrator interacts with someone delivering food to her flat.
The story must contain the line of dialogue: ‘My hands never shake.’
A pristine hardback copy of Grand Union by Zadie Smith.