Inspiration Monday: the fault in our stars

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This InMon is important for several reasons. First, it is my birthday. Second, it is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Third, and most importantly–it’s only one week till Voice Week!  Leave a comment if you want to join in or if you have questions. Participants: Visit the Voice Week homepage to make sure your name is on the Voice Writers list, and if it’s not, leave a comment and I’ll add you.

FOURTH – and this is important too – because of Voice Week, InMon will be postponed until October 10, which means you have three weeks to turn these prompts into gold, instead of just one.

Now check out what happened last week!

PianoLover wrote a song based on his sister Jinx’s InMon piece, Lillian’s Song – and performs it here.



Rum Maker







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:

The fault in our stars*
The shadows are alive
I burned it all
Died happy
Endangered species

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 bekindrewrite (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Plus, get the InMon badge for your site here.

Happy writing!

*Another John Green book title – because I just happened to pre-order it. It originally comes from a quote in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

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. I just got to reading my emails…it is still Monday in California or somewhere in the world…Happy Birthday !

    ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪…Happy Birthday..♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪..
    ..♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪…Happy Birthday..♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪..

    I can’t carry a tune in a basket, so imagine Judy Collins sang it to you.

    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

  2. A very happy, happy birthday to you! Hope you spent it surrounded by those you love and care for.


  4. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you had a good one.

  5. I would like to submit a post for this that I wrote called “All I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From Astrology”. It was on the 16th, but coincidentally enough, I ended it by saying “blame it on the stars” 🙂 Here it is

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  8. I guess I’ll be posting several of these 😉 Thanks as always for first-rate prompts.

    Died Happy – Drabble for Inspiration Monday

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  12. Been away for a few days with no internet access! I’m now back and trying to catch up so first and most importantly, Happy Birthday – hope it was a good one.
    Now off to look at this weeks prompts.
    PS Looking forward to next Monday and the start of ‘Voice Week’

    • No Internet! I hope it was intentional. Escaping from the net is awesome every now and then, but not if it’s by accident when you have to get stuff done. then it sucks.

      Thanks! I did have a happy birthday!

  13. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a really special day.

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  15. It seems an age since I wrote a short story for ‘Inspiration Monday’
    So here’s a drabble for this week.

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  19. Okay – on the edge, I know, but I’m in for Voice Week!

  20. Here is my weekly contribution:

    Its a continuation of last week’s submission.

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  23. This time, my entry is something I’m writing into my novel-in-progress 😀

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