Inspiration Monday XII

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Last week was rife with the (unfounded) insecurity of Rewriters who didn’t like their pieces but had the courage to post them anyway, much to the delight of the readers, who found them as good as ever. Be sure to read around!

Also, in case you missed yesterday’s post by TragicPete, be sure to pop over. “Pete” is my long-time critique partner and also happens to be my brother. He mentioned he needed an outlet for some of his shorter work, and just last week it occured to me that inviting him to join my blog would be the perfect solution. He expects to post once or twice a month, and you’ll probably see him around in the comments.

***EDIT: Check out the InMon page for official InMon badges created by Marantha!

Jinx and two







Billie Jo






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:

Paper towns*

The firing squad couldn’t face him

 Seemed like a good idea at the time

Unorthodox alarm clock

You wouldn’t think to look at her

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!

Today’s first prompt brought to you by a book of the same title, by John Green.

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. Wow I love these prompts!

  2. Good looking prompts! Thinking, thinking, thinking…

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  5. This is mine for the weekly challenge, it is not my typical writing:

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  7. To say this was a challenge is an understatement. Nonetheless, here is my attempt:

    The Lottery (Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time)

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  11. I posted a little ditty based on “Paper towns:”

    Thanks for these. It is a good way to be part of a little community.

  12. I have just started writing and found this a great way to stretch my imagination. Great blog. Anyway, here is my attempt on the “The firing squad couldn’t face him” prompt.
    I hope you enjoy.

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  16. great prompts as usual, thanks! Paper towns is my call…

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