Inspiration Monday XIV

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Happy Memorial Day, whether or not you are American – and thanks to all the folks who risk (and give up) their lives so that we can post whatever the heck we want on blogs and stuff. It’s a heavy price, and I hope I don’t have to remind the Rewriters not to waste this opportunity to speak their minds in the very best way they know how.

In other news, with my three-day weekend, I made some excellent progress with the Super Secret Project!

And all the InMon submissions continue to impress me. There are a few new faces this week; please be sure to welcome them!





Mike and two

Billie Jo








Mike per Char

***EDIT: So, apparently it’s week 14. Not week 19. I could make the excuse that the V and the X are so close to each other on the keyboard, or that I preferred the symmetry of XIX, but I’d be lying. I’ve changed the post title, but the URL/link is permanently XIX, so be sure to link correctly. Thanks for the heads up, Patti!

****EDIT: please also welcome Lady Nimue and check out Barb’s 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 before6 pm CSTon the Monday following this post.

The Prompts:

The crime of forgetting *

Wait for my signal

Sideways in time

Broken heart. Bloody hammer.


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.

Plus, get the InMon badge for your site here.

Happy writing!

*Today’s first prompt brought to you by Jinx. Thanks, girl!

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. Inmon 19? What up wid dat?
    Any way, the crime of forgetting sounds good. thanks for the wonderful prompts, PL out.


  3. Man, I was fidgeting and dancing, waiting for these prompts! More good ‘un’s!
    Here mine!

  4. I wrote this for last week’s prompt but forgot to link :

    Sorry for the delay !

    Hope to be inspired this week too 😀

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  6. Here’s my response:
    It’s my first try, so I hope it’s good! Thanks to Marantha for referring me!

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  8. stephanie, slight update, on both that prompt response story, the title..oh, and the link!

    which now is

    really sorry about the confusion, but i got to proof reading it and needed to change some things, as i had been half zoned on pain meds when i wrote it.


  9. i’m writing for inmon after a very long time. i’ve been a bit busy actually. but i hope you like this! 🙂

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  13. For once I write something that’s not dark! (Unless…)

  14. Hi everyone. Here is my attempt at the prompt “Wait for my signal”. It resinated again with my childhood. I hope my writings aren’t becoming too maudlin and you enjoy them.

  15. Inspired!

    Here’s my short piece. Thanks for helping me break writer’s block after three weeks 🙂

  16. Here you go! Loved these titles. I’ve written two so far but will probably post the other one next week after the deadline. I’ll try and remember to post it up here and link it back anyway.

  17. Sorry I’m late! I edited and jinx wouldn’t post and I rewrote and re-edited, but here is the final work.

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  19. Thankfully, I’m underexposed, but I chose Overexposed for mine.

    Thank you for another wonderful Monday. These are fun.

  20. I thought I would attempt another piece. I hope you like it.
    Looking forward to this weeks prompts.

  21. I love, love, love your writing prompts. I haven’t been writing very much flash fiction or short stories lately. I’ve been in MIP mode. It seems to be pulling on most of my creative juice. LOL. I do love reading the other entries though.

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  23. My last minute piece. I hate when I have no time to write. BUT I’ve finally found the right voice for Kota and I’m making tremendous progress.

    • Woohoo! Congrats on finding her voie – I know how tough that can be. Did you notice your prompt was the most popular one this week?

      • haha I did. I’m quite happy about that.

        It’s not so much Bria’s voice, that’s really easy for me, but the whole where to start was really overwhelming (until I gave up on that and just started writing the scenes I felt like, then wrote a great first chapter) and what POV to use was somewhat debatable. I think third-limited will be good though.

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