COVID19-TEANECK CHRONICLE By Joyce Yabut

Our family loves to travel. Not just travel, but travel with extended  families. Imagine twenty-one family members travelling by plane at least eight times, by boat at least twice, and by land too many times to count. That’s what we did in the summer of 2019, and  previous vacations. That’s why, my  siblings and I decided to give our parents a Trip to Italy for their 50th Wedding Anniversary, with just my siblings and me.… Continue Reading COVID19-TEANECK CHRONICLE By Joyce Yabut

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I Remember When CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 Attacked Us by Marie Johnson-Ladson

I Remember When CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 Attacked Us I remember when I first heard of the CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 It was on the News They were telling us that this virus was in China and hitting the people hard It seemed so far away and I wasn’t worried Then I heard the virus had taken the lives of a few people in Seattle, Washington Still I wasn’t worried Then it started showing up more and more in the… Continue Reading I Remember When CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 Attacked Us by Marie Johnson-Ladson

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A poem about celebrating birthdays in quarantine by Eliana Birman

quaran-teen Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me You might think it’s just a birthday song I’m singing to myself for my birthday But you’re wrong. It’s not a birthday song. How could you be so dumb? It’s not a birthday song! It’s just how long I need to wash my hands To keep them clean Prevent disease I need to sneeze Now I need to… Continue Reading A poem about celebrating birthdays in quarantine by Eliana Birman

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After Corona by Candace A. Williams (short fiction)

Emily didn’t survive.  Like so many others she had succumbed to the invasion.  Statistically, they had been doomed at the outset.  The families were told what to expect, but that didn’t mean they were prepared.  Little Debbie was seven now.  She skipped happily amidst the blades of the vibrant and verdant park.  “Over the river and through the woods to…..”  The events of a year-and-a-half interrupted her gleeful tune.  Grandpa without Grandma was a dereliction… Continue Reading After Corona by Candace A. Williams (short fiction)

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Documenting COVID-19: Personal Account by Jonathan Greenberg

None of it felt real until suddenly it did – like right out of a movie that nobody signed up for. An orthodox man in New Rochelle got sick after returning from a trip to Florida. It was weird and people took it seriously, but life wasn’t really altered. The mayors and government folks all told us not to change a thing. So we didn’t. Next came the email from shul informing everybody that our… Continue Reading Documenting COVID-19: Personal Account by Jonathan Greenberg

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