Chronicling the Days – Rebecca Morris

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 Rebecca Morris, writing on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Photo: Rebecca Morris

The New Normal

It’s been six weeks since the schools shut down, six weeks since my husband started working from home. I used to write during the day, when the house was empty and quiet. Now the house is never empty and it’s only quiet in the early mornings, while my teenage children are still asleep.

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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