Every writer plots a critical moment of decision for their characters, and I guess, though I knew I wouldn’t be plotting my own, I anticipated it, a critical moment of decision for myself in my own life. Enter: Coronavirus, COVID-19. “This is it. If not THE moment, A moment. So the decision I’m going to make … Continue reading Coronavirus: The Frustration.
I know I’m about to sound insane, but I’m fairly certain I contracted COVID-19 in mid February, and on February 18, 2020, started to show evident symptoms of the virus. How do I know? I documented it. With random one liners and short entries to myself about my body's state. Did I know then I … Continue reading Coronavirus: The Infection.
It’s almost silly the shift in my life from a night, to a day, to a week ago. Literally, a week ago, I was planning my next steps, my next location, my next transition. Poof. Gone. In a matter of minutes. Update after update. Numbers after numbers. CORONAVIRUS. SERIOUS. BRACE YOURSELVES. What? As the whispers of … Continue reading Coronavirus: The Escalation.
Jubilation and expectation for the college career before me was… short lived. After a week of the college life, I was appalled by my reality. “What’d you expect?” said my roommate, Margo. “This is college.” I stared at her, wide eyed. I don’t know? Human decency? Lingering consciences? But the more I experienced the humans … Continue reading BODIES: Chapter 2