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Flagpole Wants to Hear Your #QuarantineTales


For many Athens residents, this is an unprecedented moment: A virus spreads unpredictably throughout the globe; schools and workplaces are closed; most days are spent indoors, for weeks at a time. In short, “normal life” either is nonexistent or has become something else entirely. 

We at Flagpole want to hear and share your stories of living, working, playing and hoping in these tumultuous times. How has the coronavirus altered your life? How are you responding? How would you like to see others respond? What do you miss about life before sheltering in place? What has sheltering in place, oddly, brought back into your life? (A skill? A hobby?) 

Your quarantine stories can be fact or fiction, prose or poetry, lighthearted anecdotes or heavy accounts, or comics or photographs. Please limit them to 500 words, and we’ll publish as many as we can in future issues of Flagpole. Email all submissions to Associate Editor Noah Rawlings at noah@flagpole.com.