“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”