Based on the successes of Adabraka: Stories from the Centre of the World and Larabanga: Short Stories from the Savannah, the #AidooCentre prepared itself for its third regional anthology: a call for stories from the Volta Region. However, COVID-19 happened, and everything shut down. From March 2020, the nation was placed under a lockdown. And so the #AidooCentre altered its focus; it invited writers to submit original experiences during the period of COVID-19 stay-home isolation in the form of short stories for an anthology to be called ‘Lockdown’. All styles and sub-genres including humor and stories with experimental narratives were welcome, but they had to be creative nonfiction. The submission guidelines suggested that all entries be between 500 and 5,000 words. Admittedly, the initial response was so disappointing we had to extend the deadline, twice. In all, the call received 136 entries out of which 16 authors were shortlisted for this collection – The Lockdown: creative nonfiction about livid with COVID-19.