Chronicling the Days – Babsie Chalifoux-Reis

In April 2020, we invited writers in Quebec to submit a story of a single day during the strange, uneasy time of coronavirus and pandemic, of social distancing and self isolation, of lockdown and quarantine.

We’re thrilled to announce that these stories have been gathered in Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic (Guernica Press). To learn more and buy the book, please visit

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This piece is by Babsie Chalifoux-Reis, writing in April, 2020.

My days have been spent in fear. Not in fear of getting sick, but of a myriad of other factors I didn’t know I needed to fear. At first my anxieties were practical in nature. I feared losing my job, which I did, and losing my apartment, which I didn’t. Then came the restlessness.

To read the rest of the story, please support our community and check out Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic

2 thoughts on “Chronicling the Days – Babsie Chalifoux-Reis

  1. Fantastic and so true we all need to step back and look at it
    as we are all in the same boat and not let it overwhelm use and deal with it in a rational manor!


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