Our Blog

Take Our Free 5-Day Writing Mini-Course!

Emotions During COVID-19 Quarantine Expressed Through 5 Heartfelt Fanfics

Another week in quarantine means another fanfiction rec list for our community. We hope you’re all holding up okay during this, still tough to navigate time. It’s unprecedented, it’s heavy, and sometimes…it’s a little bit scary. 
This week, the stories are geared towards what a lot of us are feeling. So far, the rec lists have been full of stories with a lot of different emotions. We need to find humor and light during this confusing time, but it’s also important to read stories that we can relate to. The stories this week focus a bit more on the uncertainty. They’re also all in the HP community. 
Of course, it isn’t all bad – not in the fanfiction world or in ours. While what we’re facing is scary, it’s also given us time to sit back and look at the world a little differently. There are stories of kindness, there are helpers, and there are communities coming together for the good of those both on the front lines of this thing, and those who are still helping, even if they don’t realize it. 
So without further ado, here are 5 stories we’ve read this week and we hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did. 

In A Week
This is a story about Sirius’ experience in the uncertain times we’re all facing, and what emotions isolation and quarantine can bring to the surface. It also looks at how Remus helps him understand and cope with that heaviness. The author leaves a warning note that while no character contracts or dies of covid-19, there is character death and some other heavy topics. It doesn’t stop the fic from being an incredible read, however. It just might stir some emotions up in you too, so read the entire warning before venturing through this story.

Quarantine
This fic (the first of two of the same name on this rec list) is a WIP that focuses on Dragon Pox and what that means to the wizarding world. Hermione, muggle-born, seemingly has less to worry about with this pandemic as it strikes purebloods first (and hardest) but she finds herself fighting a battle of a different kind as she’s stuck in lockdown with a particular Lucius Malfoy. 

Top Priority
This story sees Harry and Draco quarantined together during the outbreak of a fast-spreading virus. The two are facing what we’re all facing now – fear and uncertainty. Will the two go stir crazy in quarantine or will some physical contact be just what they need to relax and de-stress?

The Dragon Pox Pandemic of 1918
When a pandemic falls upon the wizarding world, emotions run high. This fic sees Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald trying to make sense of life during the Dragon Pox pandemic, and what losses may come along with that. Gellert tries to heal Bathilda…but could he lose his life in the process, if so…what does that mean for the heart of Albus?

Quarantine
This story, a WIP, sees Remus and Sirius navigating life on lockdown. The virus is keeping everyone inside, so how will they keep from losing their minds? Maybe quarantine won’t be so bad when you’re with your best friend.

What stories are you reading this week? Let us know in the comment section, below.

Get New Fanfiction Recommendations Every Week!

Ashley Marie

Ashley Dye is a content writer, editor, avid reader, and pop culture fanatic from the Bluegrass (and bourbon) state. She is a mother, adventurer, and probably a Disney princess - at least in her mind.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.