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Fandom Gets Quarantined: (Covid-19) Coronavirus Fanfiction to Read While Stuck at Home

As the quarantine for Covid-19 continues, we are digging deeper into fanfiction than we have in a while. Fanfiction is – and always will be – a critical part of our day to day lives. However, we’re searching for new stories, new pairings, new ways to help us cope.

Fanfiction has been a tool to help fans escape what’s heavy around them for many years now. We jump to fanfiction when we’re happy – at the end of a good day when we want to relax. We also jump to fanfiction when we’re upset – when the day hasn’t been so great and we’re looking for a story to take us somewhere else.

Right now, we’re sort of in the middle of whatever area exists. We’re happy…staying inside and trying to stay healthy, but it’s not an easy time for anyone, especially those of us with anxiety.

So this time around, we decided to search fanfiction with the Coronavirus/Covid-19 tag. We aren’t doing so to make light of the situation, we’re doing so because this is a time for fanfiction. This is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before – so why not write about it. Why not work it into stories of our favorite characters in literature? Why not use it to help us work through it instead of allowing it to be a mental block?

Some of them are short, some are a bit longer (this is new, so there aren’t novel-length fics for the Coronavirus by any means), but they’re all centered around what’s happening to all of us, right now.

Can’t Objectively Vaccinate Iconic Desire – COVID 19
This fic is a great Dramione one shot, and we love Draco/Hermione stories. Draco hears Hermione having a bit of a conversation on the phone and his feelings are hurt immediately. What happens next is…well…cathartic for both of them. 

Thank You Fics Round 3 (Chapter 6)
This fic is part of a set of ‘thank you’ fics for the author, so the story is a one-shot. It’s also Avengers themed, and features a few of our favorite heroes. When Tony Stark wants to ‘meet’ a handsome man he sees working on a roof, he’s gotta get creative. It is a quarantine, after all, so he can’t just take him a glass of lemonade.

Isolation of Self
This one-shot is almost a poem of sorts. It’s a short read, at fewer than 300 words, but it hits heavy – especially right now. It also makes us wish the author would dig into the idea more.

Did You Buy Toilet Paper, John?
The quarantine makes it to Baker St. when John is exposed to the Coronavirus at work and Sherlock must quarantine with him. They don’t hate their time inside alone.

The Source of Light
This fic sees John working the frontlines of the Covid-19 health crisis and being separated from his loved ones. When he has a moment, he is sure to video chat with Sherlock and Rose. Is now the time to finally admit his love for Sherlock, or will he get to have that choice at all?

Have you been reading Covid-19 themed works so far? What are your favorite stories if so? Share them with us, here.

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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.

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  1. Haha! I didn’t know this page existed until a friend told me one of my fics was on it! I wrote (and am continuing to write) “Did You Buy Toilet Paper John?”. Please come and enjoy! Looking forward to recommendations as well!