Inspiration Monday: breaking into prison

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My Rangers are going to the World Series again! This time, we’ll finish what we started. In other news…I can’t think of any other news. Except that Chris, I shipped Podkayne on Saturday. So we shall see how long it takes to get halfway across the world! Now, go ye and read some fantastic work…then write some more:

Mike and another






WritingSprint and another installment in the Dream Girl series plus another



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:

Breaking into prison
When you look away
The alien’s first question
He was the only one smiling
Time speeds up

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.

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Happy writing!

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. May I submit, for your reading pleasure, a brief poem:

    Breaking into prison
    When you look away
    The alien’s first question
    Why was he the only one smiling?
    Time speeds up.

    Love the layout today, did you do it on purpose?

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  3. Another great set of prompts.
    After reading the poem from Chris above I couldn’t get the idea of using all 5 prompts in one story out of my head!

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  6. This time I’m planning ahead…and my contribution will be fiction 🙂 Should be fun!!

  7. Mine! Could fit most of the prompts in!
    Hope you like it, though I think it’s a little sloppy…

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  9. I’ve just posted my story, using “He was the one smiling”.

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  12. Well, I finally managed to write this week and now I just can’t stop writing! Here’s mine:

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  14. Here we go, another great combo of InMon prompts! Thanks Stephanie, here’s mine: Solitary Confinement.

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  16. Yikes, writing is difficult this week…but I did manage to string some words together, and sort of brushed up against a few of the prompts.

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