Chronicling the Days – Tiffany Crotogino

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 Tiffany Crotogino, writing on 13 April 2020.

Photo: Tiffany Crotogino

It’s Monday, again. (It could be Tuesday or Thursday or every second Saturday—it would be the same story.)

The pandemic has changed my routine only slightly. I get to linger a little longer with my morning coffee and fuss a little less over what to wear (right now, it’s Casual Friday every day). I still pack a lunch and head off to work. The traffic has been exceptionally light, making the commute an easy one.

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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