Inspiration Monday IV

0 Flares 0 Flares ×

Genius abounded on last week’s Inpiration Monday pieces; be sure to check them out!

Screen Scribbla – I’m Not Crazy

Jinx Writings – Crazy

Rashmikamath – Worse than Death

Mike The Last Book in the Universe and I’m Not Crazy

Indigo Spider – I’m Not Crazy/The Stranger on the Subway

Find an OutletWorse than Death

Did I miss anybody? Shoot me a comment!

The Rules

There are none. Read the prompts, get inspired, write something. No word count minimum or maximum. You don’t have to include the exact prompt in your piece, and you can interpret the prompt(s) any way you like.


No really; I need rules!

Okay; write 200-500 words on the prompt of your choice. You may either use the prompt as the title of your piece or work it into the body of your piece. You must complete it before 6 pm CST on the Monday following this post.


The Prompts:

Teardrop tattoo*

His final words were

He saved us all. Nobody noticed.

The scientist laughed

I wish I hadn’t read her diary


If you want to share your Inspiration Monday piece, post it on your blog and link back to today’s post; I’ll include a link to your piece in the next Inspiration Monday post.

Happy writing!

*Teardrop tattoos at the corners of the eyes can mean the wearer has killed someone, has done time in prison, or has simply lost someone close to them. Ultimately, the tattoo represents tears that can’t be cried, due to a hardened heart. Feel free, of course, to interpret the phrase in a completely different way, if you are so inclined.

About Stephanie Orges

Stephanie is an award-winning copywriter, aspiring novelist, and barely passable ukulele player. Here, she offers writing prompts, tips, and moderate-to-deep philosophical discussions. You can also find her on and Pinterest.
Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Wow! I think these are the best prompts yet!

  2. Pingback: Teardrop Tattoo (Inspiration Monday) | Short Stories

  3. Another great set of prompts.
    I’ve started with ‘Teardrop Tattoo’

  4. I love writing challenges! I have to finish my story for Eric Swett’s challenge before I can join any more. Better work fast!

  5. Pingback: The Man with the Teardrop Tattoo | Doing the Write Thing

  6. Pingback: Inspiration Monday IV « Jinx Writings

  7. Finished. That was a hard one, I had too many ideas swirling around and couldn’t settle which ones I wanted.

  8. Pingback: Inspiration Monday — Two to the Fourth | Indigo Spider

  9. Whew, done. I don’t think my attempts are as good as last week but these are so much fun I just can’t wait for the next set of prompts! Thanks once again for giving my creativity muscle a good workout.

  10. Pingback: I Wish I Hadn’t Read Her Diary (Inspirational Monday) | Short Stories

  11. I couldn’t resist having another go – so here’s ‘I Wish I Hadn’t Read Her Diary’

  12. Pingback: Prompts IV: Epitaph and Gridlocked | Find an Outlet

  13. Pingback: A Stranger Saviour « Of Course New York

  14. Pingback: I wish I hadn’t read her diary « Rashmi Kamath

  15. i tried ‘i wish i hadn’t read her diary’. it’s not too good because it was kinda last minute.

  16. Nice blog!! keep up the nice style, it’s nice to see writer’s like you these days. Most people can’t write for crap loL! anyways take care cya around

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *