“Creativity does not stop because we must shelter in place. In fact, it becomes more important than ever. It seems that the corrosion virus has gotten into and eroded everything in our lives, yet we persist. We writers have the duty of creating stories that make sense of human existence in trying times, and part of our task is to write stories that heal. Whether we work on a flash story that is read on a phone by an exhausted nurse during a five-minute break or a novel or novella read by a celebrity online to thousands who are sheltering in place and craving contact outside the walls of their lives, we continue to imagine, create, and provide story.”

–Eric Witchey