Inspiration Monday XIII

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Gorgeous work as usual this…last…this past week (I never quite know how to say that). The most popular prompt was “paper towns,” so I thought I’d introduce you all to the author (I don’t know him personally, but I like to pretend). You can watch him read a part of the book here. And don’t forget to read your fellow Rewriters!

Kay

Drew

Billie Jo

Scribbla

Mike

Char

Carl

Bayley and two

Jinx (guest post)

Barb

EDIT: Mark was late but his piece is brilliant, and I had to add it.

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:

I used to have dreams*

The stink of clean*

Disposable men*

I never breathed

How to make a mask

 

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! And DFTBA.

Today’s prompts brought to you by Rewriter Jinx, contributor TragicPete, and the band Chevelle, respectively.

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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46 Comments

  1. Love it! I have a new goal, one inmon per week. Hopefully I can stick to it. Currently working on “I never breathed. I’ll email it to you once I finish.
    BTW thankyou so much for your wonderful blog and wonderful inmon. It helps me write a lot.

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  3. Awesome prompts. Great work. I now look forward to my Mondays. I had the same goal as PianoLover but I feel for the prompts that are left behind and want to do something with those too. I’d better get cracking. Wonderful blog.

  4. Here is my piece for the prompt – “I used to have dreams” -http://petespress.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/touched-the-son/. I would love to hear what you think.

  5. HERE IS MINE, ONCE AGAIN ALL FIVE PROMPTS IN ONE STORY, SORRY ABOUT THAT!

    http://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/soul-collector-inmon-xii-prompt-response-all-five-prompts-in-one-story/

    SENDING YOU A HUMONGEROUS CYBER HUG!

    MARNTHA JENELLE

  6. i hope you know your roman numbers well.. because this isn’t going to end with a small number 😛

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  8. HERE IS A LITTLE GIFT FOR YOU, DEAREST MISTRESS OF INSPIRATIONAL MAGIC!

    Roman numerals are written as combinations of the seven letters in the table below. The letters can be written as capital (XVI) or lower-case letters (xvi).
    Roman Numerals
    I = 1 C = 100
    V = 5 D = 500
    X = 10 M = 1000
    L = 50

    You can use a roman numerals chart or conversion table to lookup roman numerals or you can easily learn how to calculate them yourself with a few simple rules.
    How to Translate Roman Numerals

    If smaller numbers follow larger numbers, the numbers are added. If a smaller number precedes a larger number, the smaller number is subtracted from the larger. For example, if you want to say 1,100 in Roman Numerals, you would say M for 1000 and then put a C after it for 100; in other words 1,100=MC in Roman Numerals.

    Some more examples:

    * VIII = 5+3 = 8
    * IX = 10-1 = 9
    * XL = 50-10 = 40
    * XC = 100-10 = 90
    * MCMLXXXIV = 1000+(1000-100)+50+30+(5-1) = 1984

    Roman Numeral Table
    1 I 14 XIV 27 XXVII 150 CL
    2 II 15 XV 28 XXVIII 200 CC
    3 III 16 XVI 29 XXIX 300 CCC
    4 IV 17 XVII 30 XXX 400 CD
    5 V 18 XVIII 31 XXXI 500 D
    6 VI 19 XIX 40 XL 600 DC
    7 VII 20 XX 50 L 700 DCC
    8 VIII 21 XXI 60 LX 800 DCCC
    9 IX 22 XXII 70 LXX 900 CM
    10 X 23 XXIII 80 LXXX 1000 M
    11 XI 24 XXIV 90 XC 1600 MDC
    12 XII 25 XXV 100 C 1700 MDCC
    13 XIII 26 XXVI 101 CI 1900 MCM
    A Brief History of Roman Numerals

    What is the history of Roman Numerals? Roman numerals, as the name suggests, originated in ancient Rome. No one is sure when roman numerals were first used, but they far predate the middle ages. Theories abound as to the origins of this counting system, but it is commonly believed to have started with the ancient Etruscans. The symbol for one in the roman numeral system probably represented a single tally mark of the kind people would notch into wood or dirt to keep track of items or events they were counting.
    Where are Roman Numerals Used in Modern Times?

    Roman Numbers are still used today in a variety of applications. If you are creating an outline for a story or report, you will be expected to use Roman Numerals. They are also commonly used on clocks and watches to number book chapters, films and big events. Monarchs and Popes are usually numbered with this system as are guitar chords and the cranial nerves.
    Roman Numerals in Crosswords

    Crossword puzzle creators are fond of using Roman Numerals in their puzzles, ranging from requiring translation of complex numbers to expecting puzzlers to know that a Roman Numeral M stands for one thousand. If you want to be an expert crossword puzzler, you probably need to get familiar with the roman numeral conversion process or keep a conversion chart handy. A typical crossword clue is “Half of MCIV” which should be answered “DLII”.

    JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING I “RAN ACROSS” WHILE SPELUNKING ON THE VAST INTERNET!

    MARANTHA

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  11. I had a bit of fun with this one and used all five of the prompts as sentences in the story but in the end one stood out the most:

    http://usaukwoods.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/disposable-men/

  12. I’m submitting a short story that I was already working on, then stole the prompts and used them as cool phrases, I figure that counts if I don’t have time to write another one. lol
    http://jinxwritings.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/the-whispers-2/

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  16. I’m glad to be participating in this weekly challenge yet again. It becomes rather addictive!
    This time around though, I went for the prompt I was least attracted to, just to add to the challenge.
    Here it is:

    How to make a mask

  17. At first nothing came, and I thought I was going to have to pass this week. So I forgot about it for a day and then reread the prompts today. Bingo!
    http://kaycamden.com/2011/05/25/how-to-make-a-mask/

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  19. I’ve been following Scribbler’s blog for a bit. I’ve been lackadaisical about finding you and starting this. But Scribbler’s work inspires me so.

    I can be found at this link. I’ve chosen “DISPOSABLE MEN”

    http://verbosity-chessie.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspiration-monday-xiii-disposable-men.html

  20. I used to have dreams…what a heart wrenching prompt. I can’t resist it! (this time I swear to be on time)

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  23. I had a busy one last week so didn’t manage a post at all. I’m making up for it this week and already have a couple ready! I’ve posted my favourite of the two and will decide whether to post another before time runs out.

    http://hugmore.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/i-used-to-have-dreams-another-inspiration-monday-post/

    Thanks for the challenges that the prompts throw up!

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  26. http://jinxwritings.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/new-contributor-pianolover1114-the-lonely-star/
    Jinx has been kind enough to let me have an account on her blog so Ill post links here instead of email you.

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  28. I used to have dreams, so I used that prompt. Thanks for another great week!

    http://bekindrewrite.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/inspirtion-monday-xiii/

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  32. Glad to participate again

    http://zenmirror.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/i-used-to-have-dreams/

    and thanks again for the amazing inspiration!

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