Writing Prompt: Gastrointestinal Distress

Stealing another prompt from my old blog

I think I’ve been in the most discomfort and least able to do anything about it at times in my life when I’ve had a bad stomach ache. How many of you agree? *Counts raised hands* Having a stomach ache sucks…which makes it a great conflict to throw into a story.

Try this prompt…

Writing Prompt: Gastrointestinal Distress

The bad guys are coming, your main character has to protect the secret in the flash drive he stole and deliver it safely to his superiors…but he has a bad stomach ache (and stomach problems are a general weakness for him). He can’t run. He can’t magically get better and fight back. He might even give himself away by expelling flatulent sounds and foul odors. Find a creative way to show how your character EVADES capture while in the throws of gastrointestinal distress.

Intense huh? Good luck!

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2 Responses to Writing Prompt: Gastrointestinal Distress

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    Robin says:

    Oh my, your prompt made me laugh. It could totally be a real thing. Can you see Bond or Bourne dealing with the runs as the run from the bad guys? Now I want to throw some GI distress into my current WIP.

    I found your blog from Ilima Todd’s website. Nice to meet you!

  • noreply@blogger.com'
    Sarah Seeley says:

    I think that would be awesome, Robin. You totally should! I dare you. ;-)

    Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah E. Seeley is a fantasy and horror author, and an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association. She has a bachelor’s degree in geology and loves exploring the science of human origins.

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