DWP: August 22

A blue wall completely plastered in brightly coloured post-it notes all covered in handwriting

Today is poet and civil rights activist Dorothy Parker’s birthday, so today’s prompt is to be inspired by her caustic wit and sardonic style. Access your own inner Dorothy and write from a place of anger, distaste, hate or heartbreak. Let your inner demons out to play. This prompt is probably a good one for playing with form – can you craft a sonnet or use a verse-chorus structure perhaps? How can rhyme and rhythm help you find the wittiest way to express your scathing disdain? Light up a cigarette, pour yourself a Vodka Martini and verbally slice the cisheteropatriarchy into little bitty pieces.

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