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 https://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781771836579.
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This piece is by Karen Ocana, writing in April 2020.
The days drag on. The story is the same. The story changes. The story is grim. But it’s not altogether grim. The number of infected, the number of dead climbs. More and more countries are under lockdown. But in some places, they are loosening the restrictions. Some places have a plan, a detailed one. Others do not want to say, or do not know what to say. A friend of mine is ill with COVID-19.
To read the rest of the story, please support our community and check out Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic