Chronicling the Days – Sivan Slapak

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 Sivan Slapak, writing on Monday, April 13, 2020.

Photo: Creative Commons

You’re fine. you’re still working and grateful. Safe in your apartment. You hear the jokes people are making about their living situations—how many will tramp to divorce lawyers after this, or the exhaustion of homeschooling. You, living alone, float through quiet, relieved and sullen.

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One thought on “Chronicling the Days – Sivan Slapak

  1. Thanks Sivan, I needed this! What is essential?? Dancing like there’s nobody watching… sigh. Not as much fun as somebody watching and writing about it. (Sei Gesund!) xx karen

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