Author Archives: ScottCreney

About ScottCreney

Scott Creney lives in Athens, Georgia. He is the author of "Dear Al-Qaeda: Letters to the World’s Most Notorious Terror Organiztion".

Covid Metamorphoses #53 – Darkness

There are moments in certain days, on certain weeks, during particularly bad periods of the month, that I start to think there will be no going back–not to normal, not to civilization, not to anything. I imagine my son 20 … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #52 – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Every week I go to the grocery store, and every week my cashier asks me some kind of variant on the required question, “How are you doing?” Some weeks I make a joke. Okay, given the whole end of human civilization … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #51 – Discipline

Today was supposed to be the first day of school, so we started school today. What else were we going to do? Keep watching TV? Keep playing outside until 10am when the heat gets to be too much, and then … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #50 – Chickens

It didn’t have to be this way, but somehow you knew it was always going to be this way. The situation we find ourselves in now–more infections than we had back in March or April, but everything opening up instead … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #49 – Buy Me Some Peanuts And Covid, Jack

Back before the pandemic shut it down back in March, I had really been looking forward to this baseball season. Not only were my beloved San Diego Padres going to field a halfway decent team for the first time in … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #48 – Coping Mechanisms

You need a good coping mechanism these days, when you take your kid for his annual check-up and the pediatrician’s office has 11 people sitting in the waiting room, and six of them, mostly parents, aren’t wearing masks. Like, if … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #47 – I Am The Covid Cure You’ve Been Waiting For

Twice now in this series I have advocated for the death of someone in power because their death would benefit entire nations of people. The first was Boris Johnson, the second was Donald J. (the J stands for jerkweed) Trump. … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #46 – Essential

We had just turned right onto Jackson St. during last Sunday’s march when the pick-up truck slowed down so the guy could yell at us. “I thought we were supposed to be social distancing!” he mocked, then sped off.¹ I … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #45 – Revolution

A history of white rioting in America. White people have rioted because their favorite sports team won. They have rioted because their favorite sports team lost. White people have rioted because they were at a pumpkin festival. White people have … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #44 – Bodies

This morning over breakfast, as we caught up on everything that happened while we were sleeping, I could feel my body changing–the anger, the tension, the adrenaline. I wondered where it might go, how it might come out. As the … Continue reading

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