Love in the Time of Covid

I’m delighted to have a piece in Love in the Time of Covid: A Chronicle of a Pandemic, an international online project from Witi Ihimaera and Michelle Elvy. They’ve made a space for writers, artists, dancers and musicians from around the world to share the works we’ve created during Covid. Well worth a browse. My contribution is a flash fiction piece.

The image I chose – toetoe and letterboxes – is a photo I took during one of our lockdown walks. My workplace had set up a regular photo challenge which was a fun way to connect with colleagues while we were all working from home. The four letterboxes made me think of the four Alert Levels. And here we are, moving through them still.

I was at the Kapiti Writers Practice weekend in Waikanae when I heard Aotearoa New Zealand was heading back to Level 2/3. A sobering reminder that even though we are incredibly lucky in this country to be able to have events like a writers gathering, we are not out of the Covid woods yet. Stay safe everyone.

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