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Personal Essay

Marcello Di Cintio shares what it's like to separate from his wife of 19 years during the COVID-19 pandemic

Short Story

A ghost learns to coexist with a family that's now home all the time in this short story by Aviaq Johnston

Personal Essay

After fleeing Iran as a child, Annahid Dashtgard reflects on the pandemic as a form of exile

Short Story

18-year-old Peter Ola Paul explores the notion of how conflict can bring about unity in this short story

Short Story

Two young boys search for a COVID-19 vaccine in this short story by 11-year-old Ayaan Shahid

Poetry

Children's poet Robert Heidbreder captures the community of nightly pot-banging for healthcare workers

Poetry

This poem by 13-year-old Preston Gabriel reflects on how COVID-19 is changing the world

Short Story

Yasuko Thanh reflects on what happens when love is like a virus in this short story

Short Story

A young girl struggles with social isolation and missing graduation in this story by 18-year-old MJ Bockarie

Short Story

A young Deaf man is hospitalized during the COVID-19 pandemic, in this short story by Adam Pottle

Poetry

The death of George Floyd inspired this powerful poem by Olive Senior

Short Story

Dianne Warren explores the power of chance encounters during COVID-19 in this short story

Personal Essay

Carol Rose GoldenEagle on the joys of having her adult children home again during the COVID-19 pandemic

Short Story

A girl struggles to find her way out of a dark tunnel in this story by 16-year-old Lily McCarthy

Short Story

Adnan Khan reflects on the trials of isolating alone during the COVID-19 pandemic in this original short story

Personal Essay

Brian Brett recalls getting ill and spending a weekend in the COVID-19 hospital ward

Personal Essay

Kaie Kellough imagines a COVID-19 symphony at the Sala Rossa

Personal Essay

How Lindsay Wong's grandmother taught her how to find joy and resilience in dark times

Personal Essay

Gary Barwin's 'morning thought experiments' are helping him feel more connected while isolating at home

Personal Essay

Casey Plett reflects on how we can mark the passage of time when every day is the same

Personal Essay

Joshua Whitehead reflects on music and the surprising connection he made with a neighbour while in isolation

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