Inspiration Monday XIX

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Happy Independence Day, Americans! Happy normal Monday, everyone else. Tonight is the end of a long glorious weekend involving fireworks, an insanely sparkly engagement ring (not my own : P), an epic phone call (which I couldn”t really hear due to said fireworks), the gratitude of strangers (reponsible for one of today’s prompts), and the rewriting of a scene to include a character getting shot in the gut! To quote Rebecca Black, “fun, fun, fun.”

The Rewriters continue to produce awesome work. Really, could life get any better? Read up!



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 before 6 pm CST on the Monday following this post.

The Prompts:

My dad never looks at me*

Sneezing stardust

A stranger’s thank you

She cried out in her sleep

I’m the only one who can’t


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.

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Happy writing!

 * Today’s first prompt brought to you by TragicPete.

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. Here’s my shot! 🙂 I think I may have diverted a little on this one … but hey … that’s inspiration for you! My used “A Stranger’s Thank You” for my journey’s start, and ended up somewhere a bit different. And there’s a demo to download too!

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  3. Rather than be last minute I thought I’d get in early this week. Trouble is, in my haste, I didn’t read this prompt properly!
    You will understand more when you read the post.

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  6. Ahhhhhhh… that feels better. I’m back and glad to be writing for this amazing challenge again. What an incredible choice of topics. Had a hard time choosing one, but here is what I ended up with (thanks TragicPete):


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  8. Yay! I’m back! After two weeks of no inmon I have something posted.
    Hope you like.

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  11. It’s been a crazy week, and I didn’t get to join in the fun! Looking forward to seeing what everyone came up with.

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  13. Hi again! It’s ME! haha Late, as usual. I just love how these prompts genuinely PROMPT a response. One or more of them just grab me each week, and my response is forth-coming easily! I appreciate the prompts! 🙂

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