CANDID UPDATE: Quarantine Time, Coping Mechanisms, Writing Updates
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Rebecca Jones-Howe is a neo-noir author from Kamloops, British Columbia. Her first collection of gritty short fiction, Vile Men was published by Dark House Press in 2015. She also writes about her writer lifestyle on her blog at rebeccajoneshowe.com.
I am scared. The UK went into lock down last night – they tell us to have food delivered and stay in especially if we are vulnerable, but there are no delivery slots anywhere for weeks and weeks ahead. No click and collect. Every day the news tells me fatalities are increasing, tells me how many people have died at our local hospital. So yeah, I’m really, really scared.
Ugh, that is really scary. So you can’t go out for groceries at all, or are you not going out as an extra precaution? I’m praying for you and hope your family is coping okay.
We’re still under quarantine here in Canada but some people still aren’t taking shit seriously. It’s absolutely frustrating to have to imagine how long this has to happen because some people won’t effing listen.
They say you can go out for health (medication) , essentials (food) and exercise once a day/walk your dog (alone or with members of your family you live with) but you must social distance. If you fall into the vulnerable category you should stay in if possible, and if you fall in extremely vulnerable category you must shield with no contact at all. Three of us fall in to the vulnerable category so we are trying to not go out at all (i do take the dogs for a very quick walk every morning but I don’t ever see anyone then). And yes, here there are people who aren’t listening and don’t care 😞 – we had disgusting cases of youths abusing and coughing at old people, and a shop robbed of toilet paper at knife point. 😞 People can be abhorrent.