Chronicling the Days – Dan David

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 Dan David, writing on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Photo: Dan David

Thursday morning. The clock shows 07:14. I wouldn’t care what day it is except today is recycling day. Strangely, my cat didn’t bust into my room at 6 o’clock. Usually, she demands to be fed promptly at 6 AM. Not anymore and I think I know why.

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