Pandemic stories, books, poems, and more

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To be frank this is just a record of my thought process when I am idle. Read More
A deadly virus spreads across the world, changing the way humankind behaves. Jackie Mendoza quarantines herself in her home for weeks, fearful of catching the disease. But is it the virus or fear itself that she should be afraid of? Read More

Essay / Other

July 14, 2021

Reads: 116

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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My thoughts after finishing reading 'Station Eleven' by Emily St.John Mandel. Read More
America is the most powerful country in the world. We are endowed with power, dominance and abilities and capabilities beyond imagination. We have inspired the building of nations, and defeated the rise of tyrants and of despots. We have ventured into the vastness of space and planted our flag on… Read More
There was a Letter to the Editor entitled “Liberals keep COVID alive,” from Darrell Williams Sr. of McAllen (Texas), which appeared in the August 18, 2020 edition of The Monitor. It was one of the most sickening “commentaries” on the COVID pandemic that I have read. And I wanted to… Read More
At a time of uncertainty and anxiety, when we are isolated and separated from the world around us and from those who complete us and sustain us, we find ourselves mentally imprisoned by ignorance and the incongruity and absurdity of our own imperfections and vulnerabilities. Read More
The crucifixion, the burial, the resurrection. The barbarity, the contrition, the inspiration Read More
If everyone around caught up in grief, who would console who? This short story is an attempt to show what's at stake during this pandemic. Read More

Tags: pandemic, covid

I do not know the exact time or date that the first strike occurred or when the first barrage of deadly salvos were fired, or how. I do not know the name of the first casualty of the war, nor the place where they are interred, or who they left… Read More
I was thinking about all those whose lives have been taken during this world-wide pandemic. Innocent, amazing, ordinary people. Read More
I do not know the exact time or date that the first strike occurred or when the first barrage of deadly salvos were fired, or how. I do not know the name of the first casualty of the war, nor the place where they are interred, or who they left… Read More

Tags: war, world, pandemic

Rebecca Johansen begins her journey as a flight nurse piloting a float plane on northward from Washington State and the Canadian/US border across from the Cascade Air Rescue. She is challenged on her last trip after 25 years to perform in a life and death situation in the wilderness. After… Read More
A micro-story by Julia Carter and Marla Orenstein. Read More
This is a little story about a family which has an unusual experience early one rainy morning. Read More
You can never tell when you're going to run out of time. Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 31, 2021

Reads: 115

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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A short discourse on our modern times Read More
A short story I wrote for my school newspaper not too long ago. Read More

Tags: pandemic

A review of the latest book by Pope Francis, in which he sets out a very personal vision of how the world can recover from the pandemic. Read More
“Five lives in lockdown” details an event in the lives of five fictional characters. Each story is told from a different character's point of view as they relate what's been happening to them in lockdown. This gives the reader a snapshot into their lives. Read More
“Five lives in lockdown” details an event in the lives of five fictional characters. Each story is told from a different character's point of view as they relate what's been happening to them in lockdown. This gives the reader a snapshot into their lives. Read More
“Five lives in lockdown” details an event in the lives of five fictional characters. Each story is told from a different character's point of view as they relate what's been happening to them in lockdown. This gives the reader a snapshot into their lives. Read More
“Five lives in lockdown” details an event in the lives of five fictional characters. Each story is told from a different character's point of view as they relate what's been happening to them in lockdown. This gives the reader a snapshot into their lives. Read More
“Five lives in lockdown” details an event in the lives of five fictional characters. Each story is told from a different character's point of view as they relate what's been happening to them in lockdown. This gives the reader a snapshot into their lives. Read More

Poem / Humor

November 14, 2020

Reads: 259

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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The King of Zard is a fairytale about a pandemic, written in verse. It mocks the government’s response to Covid-19 in a humorous style. Social distancing, group-think, bureaucracy, face masks, dodgy science and government interference all get a bashing in this short, easy to read story. Inspiration came from stories… Read More

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