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 https://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781771836579.
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This piece is by Mary Thaler, writing in March 2020.
A bad day is when
In the minutes after waking
In the minutes that come after the waking minutes
When you’re awake, and you see all the minutes that are coming
A day full of minutes, a river of sand
Each one a parched universe
Fluttering wisps of appointments, lists, and poor decisions
And all of them empty
To read the rest of the story, please support our community and check out Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic