Chronicling the Days – Francesca M. LoDico

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 Francesca M. LoDico, writing on April 26, 2020.

Image: Creative Commons

“I got my ducks,” says Lissa on the phone. “I’m their momma.”

Lissa used to live next door with Ginger, her wire haired dachshund. For five years we shared the neighbourly camaraderie of single creatives bound by solitude: our Before version of together alone.

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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