Chronicling the Days – Anne Lewis

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 Anne Lewis, writing on April 22, 2020.

Photo: Creative Commons

Answer Me This

Well, and so, I have said it all, is it not enough? All the sharp words blunted, were they not enough? And the idle engine chuckling, was it not sufficient? And the frozen badlands kicking me in the tucked chin, were they not allowed to shut me up? Nope.

To read the rest of the story, please support our community and check out Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic

3 thoughts on “Chronicling the Days – Anne Lewis

  1. Fabulous piece of writing by Anne Lewis! A joy to read. These are uncertain times with all kinds of emotions. Great read. Thank you.


    1. From a writer like you!…. It’s so lovely of you to have taken the time to put your comment up here. Now I know what writers mean when they talk about being terrified of publishing. I feel your support.


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