Prompt for August 26 – Virtual Didier Dumas

The Gut-Brain Axis

This is the scientific term for the “bidirectional link” between the mind and the digestion. But you may have experienced other links between the physical and non-physical aspects of life in a human body that go far beyond the brain and the stomach. It can be fun and illuminating to explore this in creative writing.

Visit these links to generate random emotions and body parts. You can just do one random item at a time, or generate a list of, say, 5 emotions and 5 body parts to choose from. (Match bliss with knees, for instance, or love with pinky.) 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.

If you prefer to post your work to our blog, visit Submittable after 7pm to upload your work. We will do our best to publish everything we receive.