STOP THE WORLD: Snapshots from a Pandemic

STOP THE WORLD: Snapshots from a Pandemic


40 Writers give their unique take on this strange time in our world.

Edited by Lise McClendon


Taffy Cannon

Kate Flora

Gary Phillips

Release date: August 4

All profits go to charity

Once you may have wished for a pause to take a breath, to stop your hectic life, to enjoy a stay-cation with so much time on your hands. Then, it happened, suddenly and terrifyingly. What do you do with these scenarios, this odd time, this creativity that doesn’t stop? How do you handle it?

This collection of fiction, essays, and poetry shines a light on moments in the times we live in during the global pandemic of 2020, when the world stopped. It offers a record of people’s lives and imaginations, a snapshot of enduring creativity— a happy, sad, funny, reflective, deep, shallow, and/or thought-provoking slice of our lives.


  • George Arion 
  • Meredith Blevins
  • Eoghan Egan
  • John Shepphird
  • Gary Phillips
  • Adriana Licio
  • Mike Monson
  • Merrilee Robson
  • John Clark
  • Piet Tiegler
  • Travis Richardson
  • Richard Cass
  • Time Cahill
  • Jody Jaffe
  • Caitlin Rother
  • Naomi Hirahara
  • Kate Flora
  • Donna Moore
  • Lise McClendon
  • Tatjana Kruse
  • Dan Fesperman
  • Tami Haaland
  • Taffy Cannon
  • Matt Coyle
  • Marian Stanley
  • John Rember
  • J. Madison Davis
  • Sarah M. Chen
  • Wendy Hornsby
  • Robin Burcell
  • Sharan Newman
  • Jacqui Brown
  • Craig Lancaster
  • C.J. Czupor
  • Gerald So
  • Allen Morris Jones
  • Wendy Salinger
  • Jim Nisbet
  • Paul Jeffcutt
  • Keith Snyder