#writethepandemic from #shelterandwrite Prompt 14: One change

Money can’t buy groceries when there’s other people who bought them first and spirited them away. One small concrete change I noticed is how the supermarket shelves for toilet rolls are ALWAYS empty, despite assurance and reassurances from the store and politicians, that panic buying is unnecessary.

Before Covid-19, this never happened. Never have I seen toilet paper being a scarcity in any supermarket.


The host’s blog, Lightning Droplets, explains here.

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write (#shelterandwrite), by Jaclyn Bergamino. List of 30 prompts here.

14. Describe in detail one small, concrete change in your world in recent weeks.

15. Look at your fears upside down to find keywords to use in your writing.

16. Find at least one other person to create a piece of writing with.

17. Write a letter to yourself 3 months ago. 

18. Write about a character for whom the pandemic is a plot twist.

19. Tell the story of an image that has left a lasting impression on you.

20. Write a conversation in which someone quells your fears. 

21. Create an erasure of a text having to do with the coronavirus.

22. Respond line by line to a poem that resonates with you in these times.

23. Write a detailed description of your current daily life.

24. Write in detail about a place you cannot be right now. 

25. Create a piece of writing based around found words and phrases. 

26. Write a difficult conversation that you have had or should have. 

27. Write a story in which a good-news headline is the catalyst for the plot. 

28. Write about someone more affected by COVID-19 than you are. 

29. Bring a piece of art about the pandemic to life. 

30. Write about a new connection in recent weeks.