Prompt for July 15 – Virtual Didier Dumas

For those times when you need to fill creative holes . . .

In the “cool tools” department, try an online “placeholder” generator to inspire your creation of new elements. These tools were developed by and for designers to easily generate dummy images in specified sizes—to fill holes, for instance.

I’ve set up this tool to give you a random 400-pixel-square image each time you click the link. If you’d like to play with other sizes or orientations, visit and follow the instructions.

Use the photo(s) you generate to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir). Suggestion: choose one particular aspect of craft (character or persona, setting or landscape, narrative or emotional tone, for instance) for which the photo will be your guide.

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

If you would like to share your work on our blog, visit Submittable after 7pm.