Chronicling the Days – Audrey Meubus

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

Please also join us on the QWF FB Community page, and let the authors know if their words resonated.

This piece is by Audrey Meubus, writing in April 2020.

This morning, I Googled “Is it okay to freeze cheese?” in an attempt to beat the expiration date.

My partner tried calling Service Canada for the 700th time. The call always disconnects before he’s even had a chance to say a word to anyone on the line. I know better than to ask if I can help. All we can do is wait.

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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