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Quaranzine #2

April 30, Spring has Sprung

Quaranzine is a collection of creative works that share and document how our community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Everyone is invited to submit their work, from age zero to eleventy-one! Submit your own work.

 

Empty toilet paper tube with a frown, sign saying 'I'm all wiped out'

Lori Primich, ‘The struggle is real.’ The overwhelming need for this hot commodity.

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Suzanna Lynn Moody, ‘Pandemic Diary Day 1: Suzanna prepares for rebellion.’ This is a piece of creative writing that attempts to relate the pervasive anxiety of recent weeks.

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Five rocks painted with pink clouds and the words 'Spring has sprung', next to a paper flower arrangement.

Marlo Matassa, ‘Spring Has Sprung.’ Cricut flower arrangement along with Rocking Berlin CT rocks for hiding around town sponsored by the Berlin Visiting Nurse Association.

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Anonymous, ‘Paper Goods Pond.’ A poem.

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Two cats sleeping in the sun.

Anonymous, ‘Sleepy Sunny Afternoons.’ While many people assume cats are aloof, ours enjoy us being home, though they don’t understand why. When they need a break from belly rubs and extra snacks they snooze in a sunny window, unaware of what is happening in the outside world.

Two children in foreground, grandparents sitting in background, in driveway.

Lisa Nightingale, ‘Family visits look a bit different these days.’ Grandkids still get to enjoy time with their Papa and MiMi (you may recognize her from the library circulation desk!) while maintaining social distance.

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Anonymous, ‘Essential.’ These were just a few thoughts I had about being considered an essential worker during COVID-19. I wrote down my thought for myself to ease my own anxiety.

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Melinda Sexton, ‘Finding the Good in Quarantine.’ Just wanted to look on the bright side of things with all the negativity that surrounds us in the news.

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D. Margaret Hoffman, ‘COVIDiary 2020–Little Things Matter.’ Sometimes the best way to cope with big change is by harnessing the little things that comprise it. This essay describes COVIDiary 2020, my daily Facebook quarantine journal that captures little, often amusing ways my life has changed since COVID-19 came on the scene. It also encourages readers to readers to look at changes in their own lives and give this kind of journaling a try.

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Five children and an inflatable dinosaur costume with a sign that says 'We Soar Because Griswold Rocks'

Janelle Melnyk, ‘Griswold School Parade.’ My kids and I were ready and excited to see the griswold staff drive by during their parade! It was so wonderful seeing everyone and cheering for them!