Prompt for July 1 – Virtual Didier Dumas

My last night of childhood began with a visit home.

Octavia Buter, “Bloodchild”

I love this opening because it is so rich in evocative images: the juxtaposition of an end and a beginning, of nighttime with childhood, the implicit “away” suggested by “a visit home.” Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

Anyone who planned to read last Friday at 1pm should feel free to “cheat” and bring what they wrote last week! This is always the case, by the way—use any of the prompts on our blog to inspire your work during any of our writing circles.

Join our virtual meeting at 8pm for reading and discussion.

If you would like to share your work on our blog, visit Submittable after 7pm.