Prompt for October 21 – Virtual Didier Dumas

One crewmate has been replaced by a parasitic shapeshifter.

Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

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

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A note on the prompt

The line is from promotional text for Among Us, a game by Inner Sloth. Last night, U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar joined some popular players (including my family’s favorite, Disguised Toast) in a livestream of the game on Twitch to “get out the vote.” The stream was watched by over 400,000 viewers. You can watch a recording of AOC’s full stream of the event here. It’s, um, three and a half hours long. (Who says video games erode kids’ attention spans?)