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”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 4

Coronavirus Map Draw & Write Prompt This week’s prompt was submitted by Lynn Drew, graduate of the UMass Boston MFA Program in Creative Writing, former Coordinator and current Advisory Board member of Write on the DOT. Maps invite us to locate ourselves in relation to whatever they show, to enter the labyrinth that is eachContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 4”

“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”