Fiction

What I Saw From the Rooftop

The Quarantine Diaries, Part One

A watercolor style photograph of a city skyline.
Photo courtesy of the author.

This is the first in a series of short stories. To read them all, head here.

When the virus put the city into lockdown, I spent my mornings on the roof of my apartment building. I liked the routine; I walked six flights of stairs to the twelfth floor, leaned against the rusty railing that ran the…