Prompt for January 27 – Virtual Didier Dumas

Dear friend (or otherwise)

Although the holidays are traditionally the time of year to reconnect with friends, family, and acquaintances, the reflective quiet of late winter often prompts me to reach out across “that burning bridge,” as Michelle Shocked called it. Epistolary stories and poems—creative writing based upon letter-writing—bring immediacy, intimacy, and depth to setting and narrative voice, whether the intended recipient is the narrator’s beloved or otherwise.

Imagine a letter or a correspondence in which one person wants something from the other.

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.