Inspiration Monday XI

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I think you guys are the nicest people on the planet. And also some of the most talented. Thanks for being so understanding about everything, thanks for being encouraging both to me and to each other, and thanks most of all for writing! I think words are more powerful than any of us realize.

Rashmi told me how to get the poll up – so if you haven’t already made your opinion known in yesterday’s comments, click through to my home page and click on the poll on the right sidebar.

And click on some of these names! All of them are well worth the read (or the listen!)

Kay

Fredi and two and three

Jinx

Drew

Carl

Billie Jo

Marantha

Hugmore

Patti

Scribbla

Char

Mike and two and three

Mark

Barb

Also, Drew, the Rewriters’ resident composer, actually produced an actual song based on lyrics he wrote for InMon VII – actually a real song! Go check it out.

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.

OR

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:

The curse of immortality
War was the least of our problems
Sun sets, curtain rises
Declared independence. Nobody listened.
One man’s trash

 

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!

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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42 Comments

  1. WOW these prompts might just take care of my three week span of writer’s block!

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  4. Here is my offering for this weeks prompts. It contains all five in one story. I hope you will like it.

    http://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/irony/

    marantha

    Oh, before I forget, send me an email to [email protected] with whatever words or phrases you would like on the badges and/or certificates so I can get started on them.

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  7. Hi, first time poster! Found my way here via Mike.

    http://fictionalcampfire.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/the-storyteller/

    Hope you like it.

    Ken

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  10. Another set of really good prompts this week. Thank you so very much for firing up the old imagination. Here’s my go at it:

    The Disappeared – Inspiration Monday XI

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  12. Here’s mine. It’s awful but I’m going to be brave and submit anyway. What the heck. 🙂
    http://kaycamden.com/2011/05/10/one-mans-trash/

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  14. Here’s my shot at it this week – something a little lighter than last week … 😉 http://drewlanecomposer.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/inspiration-monday-xi-sun-sets-curtain-rises/

    Cheers,

    Drew

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  16. Thanks – bit of a challenge this one….choosing just one of them that is. So my contribution is here (not completely convinced but like Kay am just going for it anyway):

    http://hugmore.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/one-mans-trash-another-inspiration-monday-post/

  17. awww Im not on the lis 🙁 . just kidding thats ok, so how have you been, i see you manage to keep everyone busy with inspiration monday, i think ill give it a try.

  18. fredibakercoaches

    Here’s a post from my other blog – My Green Adventure. It’s very different from the fiction stories posted here, as this blog is about “One woman’s search for greening in the world today” In fact, I hadn’t planned on using the prompt at all, when magically, it appeared in the last line! I hope you enjoy…

    http://mygreenadventure.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/sweet-as-sugar/

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  20. BEKINDREWRITE, GO CHECK OUT THE CHANGE I MADE ON MY BLOG TODAY ON MY “GHOSTWRITERS” ONE (http://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/)…YOU AND ALL OF THE OTHERS THAT I AM SUBSCRIBED TO AND FOLLOW NOW HAVE DIRECT LINKS TO YOUR PAGES ON MINE. LOOK FOR THE LITTLE OBLONG BOXES WITH THE DARK GOLD SCROLLWORK AGAINST A BLACK BACKGROUND.YOURS IS THE THIRD ONE DOWN. WHEN YOU HOLD THE MOUSE CURSOR OVER EACH OF THEM A LITTLE THING POPS UP THAT TELLS YOU FOR SURE WHICH ONE EACH ONE IS FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T READ THE SMALL PRINT.

    WISHING YOU OODLES AND KABOODLES OF BLESSINGS, YOU ARE A TERRIFIC PERSON AND A WONDERFUL BLOGGER, NOT TO MENTION ONE HECK OF AN INSPIRATION!

    CYBER HUGS!

    MARANTHA

  21. i’m sorry but i can’t seem to find the poll.. 🙁

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  23. hello, i have been watching all day for the new writing prompts, since i “pigged out” on last weeks and “ate all the goodies at once” instead of savoring them, and yet i haven’t seen the notice for new ones. are you not going to be posting them any more? i don’t think you realize just how much inspiration you have been to not only myself but others as well. but i would understand if you were not able to do them anymore, give that one message last week about how you were going to have to cut back on the number of ones that you responded to.

    if you do decide to post some, could you leave a message on my site to be sure that i know they are available.

    hoping that this finds you well and wishing you a multitude of blessings,

    marantha jenelle

    • I don’t usually get around to posting them until late at night – which might actually be Tuesday morning, depending on what time zone you’re in. They’re coming up!

      • okay, and i am in the central standard time zone, usa. texas to be precise. i can hardly wait to see what you come up with this week! you are really one terrific lady, has anyone ever told you that? well, if they haven’t, i just did, for it is true!

        cyber hugs

        marantha

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