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Whew! More submissions than ever this week – 28! It also happens to be the tenth InMon, and we are well over 100 submissions total. Seems like we should have some kind of anniversary celebration. Happy InMon to us, happy InMon to us! Click the links, they are genius. Happy InMon to us!

Woah. Unintentional rhyme!



Mike and two and three and four


Marantha and two and three 



Billie Joe


Char and two





Indigo Spider and two

Fredi and two





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 before6 pm CSTon the Monday following this post.

The Prompts:

A man with no fingerprints

The day the earth stood still*

Atlas shrugged*

The other me

Things only children know


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.

Happy writing!

*Obviously, these are titles from famous works. I wasn’t impressed by either film version of The Day the Earth Stood Still, and I’ve never read Atlas Shrugged, but both phrases fascinate me, and I’m eager to see what you guys do with them. Have at it!

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. I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you, Stephanie. You work so hard for all of us. I don’t know how you do it. I really appreciate it and I know others do, too.It’s really taking on a life of its own. Merci beaucoup!

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  3. Yes, thank you for this! I don’t want to be first again, but these prompts hit just when I’m sitting here trying to find excuses not to work on my synopsis for my WIP.

    So naturally, my imagination takes one and runs with it.

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  5. I, too, echo my thanks! Your work in creating unique prompts, and responding is breathing new life into my PostADay 2011 challenge. When you write absolutely everyday, these ARE a breath of fresh air. So, here is my first go at the prompts. Today I used THINGS ONLY CHILDREN KNOW and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL:

  6. Lets see. I’m guessing these prompts have been up about 3 hours, and you’ve already got three responses. Ya think they might be popular? 🙂

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  8. I too want to say thank you for InMon and the awesome work you do! It’s a pleasure to be part of the ReWriter’s!

    Here’s my shot at this weeks – I chose, The Other Me:


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  10. I enjoy this a great deal. Thank you for your hard work, Stephanie.

    I went with The Other Me, but I probably should have stuck with the other me:

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  12. Here is the first of my responses to this weeks challenge. The prompt for this one was A MAN WITH NO FINGERPRINTS.

    I hope you will like it.

    marantha jenelle

  13. This is the first time I have found your site. I love the ideas you are giving and the creativity it inspires so thought I would have a bash. This is my first shot at anything like this and really was a bit of a speed-write so be gentle (but constructive thoughts welcome!)

    Based on “A Man with No Fingerprints” (drafted yesterday but only just had the courage to post):

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  16. Here’s mine for this week:

  17. As always, you have provided some seriously thought-provoking prompts. Thank you. Had to think long and hard about each one, but settled with Atlas Shrugged.

    Here is the link to my effort:
    Bullied – Inspiration Monday X

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  21. Here is my latest post – I used the prompt A MAN WITH NO FINGERPRINTS

    These really are addictive, you know!! 😉

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  24. fredibakercoaches

    Another one – this time I used Atlas Shrugged…

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Hey BeKind! I just thought I’d update you on an older InMon … VII … whereI wrote a lyric called “Julie” based on the prompt “She didn’t change the whole world, just mine.” Here’s my follow up prompt – complete with music and recording!

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