In your Words
Living through a pandemic has shown us how even speculative scenarios can turn into reality overnight. In the run up to CONTAGION, we invited you to submit responses to our writing prompts. Read a selection below.
Last night, your dreams were interrupted by an advertisement. You log into your social media account the next morning and find everyone posting about the same experience.
Ad in the Dreams!
By Kaustubh Kulkarni
Kaustubh Kulkarni a first-year BS-MS student at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. He is interested in biology, particularly molecular biology and evolutionary biology. He enjoys poetry, writing, chess, cooking, coding and drawing
While attending a music festival, you walk into a venue where the crowd is moving synchronously to something even though the artist onstage doesn’t have any instruments.
By Ailun Shi
Ailun Shi recently withdrew from UC Berkeley in order to go on a gap year for the adventure of her life. Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and published in Helen: a literary magazine, Germ Magazine, Tint Journal, and elsewhere. To find out more about her writing and gap adventures, visit [http://ailunshi.wordpress.com](http://ailunshi.wordpress.com/).