I Am Offering This Prompt

I Am Offering This Prompt

Last year, I wrote the second prompt of the year and then delayed it until later, instead writing a prompt that responded to the violence at the Capital. Centered on the poem “38” by Layli Long Soldier, the prompt asked writers to be historians of their own time. It...
An Error is No Mere Mistake

An Error is No Mere Mistake

In linguistics, an error is a systematic mistake. A mistake happens when you know the rule but slip up. You correct yourself easily.  In Italy, I signed up for a week-long cooking class. I turned out to be the only student. The teacher spoke no English, and I...