Chronicling the Days – Josh Quirion

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 Josh Quirion, writing on April 9, 2020.

Photo: Josh Quirion


I belong to a blessed faction of the Canadian citizenry that remains employed.

And what’s more, I have the luxury of completing my work remotely from the relative comfort of my one-bedroom apartment. Though I recognize that my circumstances might be more favorable than that of certain others, I cannot but shake my head small when I think of the seventh floor.

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

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