DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 10

This week’s prompt comes from Anna Ross, Dorchester poet and Advisory Board volunteer with Write on the DOT. Anna writes: Choose a line from either a favorite song or a hated earworm and turn it into a Golden Shovel poem (each word of your chosen line is the final word in each successive line ofContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 10”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 9

This week’s prompt comes from Chelsey Grasso, alum of the UMass Boston MFA program in Creative Writing who has published in past volumes of the Write on the DOT journal. Chelsey writes: There is a beautiful craft essay out there by Carole Maso entitled, “Notes of a Lyric Artist Working in Prose: A Lifelong ConversationContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 9”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 7

This week’s prompts are from Kurt Klopmeier, an alum of the UMass Boston MFA program in Creative Writing. “And Then the ______Walked Into the Room” Imagine or recall the details of an ordinary day. Put a mythological creature, supernatural being, or famous monster into the mix. Would they be familiar to you like family orContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 7”

DotWrite21 Prompts: Week 5

This week features three prompts to jumpstart a short story from Andréa Rivard, a 2nd year fiction writer in the Creative Writing MFA program at Umass Boston. 1. “Our first last kiss was better.” Write a story where this line of dialogue is said by one of the characters. 2. Grab the book closest toContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompts: Week 5”

“Chaos” by Kaitlyn Mendez-Juliao

Chaos is the color red. It is the puddle of hot blood you’re pushed into; it’s sticky. You can smell smoke, and when you open your eyes there are flames engulfing your brain. Chaos is the devil your grandmother warned you about. “He’s handsome,” Abuela says. Chaos doesn’t care about what your Abuela says andContinue reading ““Chaos” by Kaitlyn Mendez-Juliao”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 3

This week’s prompt was submitted by Matt Shiels, a first-year fiction writer in the UMass Boston MFA in Creative Writing program and our Season 10 Coordinator for Write on the DOT. Matt writes: Music can be used to speak about social issues, culture and politics. Many writers are inspired by the ways music speaks to them,Continue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 3”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 2

This week’s prompt was submitted by Suchita Nayar, a first-year fiction writer in the UMass Boston MFA in Creative Writing program: The ICA Boston organized an exhibition of Yoyoi Kusama’s (Japanese artist; 91 years old; red hair for real!) works called Love is Calling (Sept. 2019-March 2020). Her large kaleidoscopic and immersive Infinity Mirror RoomsContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 2”

DotWrite21 Prompts: Week 1

During last Friday’s reading, each of our poets presented a writing prompt to kickoff our DotWrite21 initiative. Choose a prompt that speaks to you, set aside some time, and write your way into it. Share the resulting piece in the comments below this post; or, polish and submit it by email to dotreadingseries@gmail.com for aContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompts: Week 1”