Inspiration Monday VII

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Last week’s prompts blossomed in the hands of the Rewriters (I have thus christened you!) in every form from prose to poetry, from 140-character stories to song lyrics!

Jinx and another Jinx

Screen Scribbla


MikeMike againagain, and one more time

Marantha and Marantha again


Indigo Spider and another Indigo Spider

Char’s now on her own blog at MyWordsWhisper (<both links are prompt pieces)

Did I miss anybody? Comment!

*EDIT* Missed Jenna’s brilliant piece

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:

Death’s artwork*

Why is the sky black?**

At the worst possible moment

We met at the bottom of a river

She didn’t change the whole world; just mine


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. No blog? Email your piece to me at stephanie (at) balcomagency (dot) com.

Have at it!

*Today’s first prompt brought to you by Debra at FindAnOutlet

**The second prompt brought to you by Star Trek: Next Generation “The Offspring”

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.
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  1. Oh boy, I am so excited already by these prompts! Yay Stephanie and Yay for Monday!!

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  3. Hey, good job. I posted two posts i call Way of the Samurai. There are two posts and in each I use a different style to write the combat sequences. I would love to see which ones you prefer, and why, such input from such an inspirational writer like you would be invaluable to me.

    • Jeremy, be honest. Did you even read this post? Or did you use copy/paste here and on Jinx’s blog? I look forward to reading your work when I get a chance, but remember that the door swings both ways. ; )

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  5. Right – here’s my crack at it. I went with Debra’s brilliant prompt.
    Very pleased to see the list of names above mine. And great name for this challenge Drew “InMon”.

    Death’s Artwork

  6. These prompts look GREAT. You are all so fast! Such good stories already! My head is spinning since I have barely read through the prompts. LOL! My writing day is usually Sunday. The rest of my time is hit or miss. But I will be back to check out all your wonderful stories.

    Thank you, Stephanie, for hitting the jackpot again with the prompts!

  7. I have started doing these weekly as well. I’m extremely inspired by your prompts! Here’s one from last week, I’m working on the new ones now.

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  9. Wow, these prompts are great! Got me writing again for the first time in weeks. Here’s my first crack at it:

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  14. Thank you for this opportunity. I found you through Screen Scribbla. I used the fourth prompt as a story title – It caused some unique thoughts for me.

    Thanks again!

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  16. How cool is it that 5 prompts can generate such amazing creativity … I’m hooked! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this. It’s nice to take some time out from the theatre writing and just WRITE! 😉 Congrats all .. and I’m proud to be a “Rewriter” for the InMon’s!

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  18. Thanks for these prompts. Thought I would have a go at ‘Why is the sky black?’ and play around with just dialogue at the same time. Let me know what you think.

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  27. Lol, yeah, you cought me. but I was exited about it. Nope no excuses! I am sorry. However, inspiration monday sounds like a great idea! you go!

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  31. Well, I finally got around to writing the music and recording the song for “Julie” – let me know what you think! 🙂 Cheers, Drew …

    Here’s the follow up post:

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