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3:AM in Lockdown 11: S.J. Fowler published 29/03/2020

C-Word By SJ Fowler. I don’t have a lot to say. I vacillate between sensations and have no strong opinion. It is obvious I am fortunate beyond belief or historical precedence, but I often feel this way anyway. No one, that I’ve seen, in literary terms, has anything interesting to say about it because the […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 10: Lee Rourke published 28/03/2020

Anxiety and the Writers I’ve Been Thinking of in a Time of Crisis… By Lee Rourke. Ever since the Coronavirus Lockdown I’ve been thinking a lot about this quotation from Blaise Pascal: ‘I have often said that the sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 8: C.D. Rose published 27/03/2020

A View From the Window By C. D. Rose. I crack open the window, noting how dusty it’s got, stick my head out of the narrow gap and look up and down the street I live on. To the left, there’s a late 70s low-rise industrial unit, steel mesh over its few windows, a corrugated […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 7: Chris Kelso published

By Chris Kelso. SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE Isolation It’s meant to be an introvert fantasy And it is In a way Replacing dreams of single origin coffee I’m the pride of the Empire Left in the soul, right in the head With my colonial breastplate And zero-hour contract Identity is fluid in quarantine Meet me at […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 6: Fernando Sdrigotti published 26/03/2020

We Are All in This Alone By Fernando Sdrigotti. I A sticker to be added after the final stop of every book: AND THEN COVID-19 HAPPENED AND ALL OF THIS DIDN’T MATTER ANY MORE. II Days in which writing feels useless. Or it risks becoming a cave, a place where to hide from the cataclysm. […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 5: Nicholas Rombes published 25/03/2020

Human Wishes By Nicholas Rombes.   All time is down time, now. Outside my window here in Michigan the Black-capped Chickadees and the Red-breasted Nuthatches come and go from the leaning clutch of Boxelders. What do they know of human wishes? The small artifacts, the remainders, become important in down time. Striving against boredom by […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 4: Benjamin Myers published

By Benjamin Myers. I do what I always do: roll out of bed with the assumption that the world is nigh, and from that moment on the day can only get better. I pour nuts into the bird feeders and wait for the crows. When they’ve squared off, elbowed each other out the way, come […]

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3:AM in Lockdown 3: Christiana Spens & Ant Lehane published 24/03/2020

Normal People By Christiana Spens and Ant Lehane.

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3:AM in Lockdown 2: Heidi James published

Isolation Notes to Self By Heidi James. Got up early and bought a tin of ratatouille and some kidney beans from the Co-op. Smiled and said thanks to the person on the till. Feel full of love for humanity. Worry that all this Covid-19 is a ruse by the world order to overthrow democracy and […]

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