Write on the DOT invites our community to use creative writing as a tool for recording, translating, and surviving these extraordinary times.
Write with us as we share weekly prompts and inspiration. Submit your work to publish on our blog or share your own prompts at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may feature them here or on our social media.
Together, we will write through and emerge at the publication of our 6th book of local writing in May 2021. Let’s author a multi-lingual, multi-voiced, and multi-generational story of our community that will endure.
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”
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”
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”