Write down a list of emotions that resonate with you, or choose from the list below:
Now, pick as many as you wish and identify the emotions as color, weather, landscape, music, and object. If you need help getting started, you can begin with “If this emotion was a ___, it would be _____” Take it wherever it wants you to go.
Here’s my response to this writing prompt.
Dull smoky grey, raw clouds heavy with tears plodding heavily across the sky, an eternal flat desert of nothingness, the blues turning without end on an ancient Victrola, an unwashed, unshod, hungry child with no mother in sight.
This is sadness.
Come-Fuck-Me-Pump red, rolling thunder that ends with the earth moving, Softly undulating hills covered with moist moss and heady flowers, smoky jazz in a candle-lit room, chocolate melting down a warm, hard belly.
This is lust.
Cobalt blue, cloud-to-ground lightening charging the air with energy, a thin dirt road cut into the side of a steep, tall mountain, the mosh pit at a Dead Kennedys gig, the particle accelerating atomic generator in Switzerland.
This is excitement.
Blood red, an earth-cracking tornado, a cave of razor-sharp stalagmites, the cacophony of an orchestra pit warming up their instruments, a plane falling from the sky.
This is anxiety.