Inspiration Monday: inconvenient death

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I worked late tonight, which meant there should have been very little traffic, and it should have only taken me 20-30 minutes to get home instead of 45-60. But get this: there were three accidents and two breakdowns on my way home. For the first two I was angry, by the third I was laughing, and by the fifth I was peeling my eyes hoping for a sixth. And it struck me how awful that was. My petty irritation, my eventual amusement. There were two ambulances blocking my usual exit. I hope everyone is alright. Anyway, hence today’s first prompt.

Lots of great reading last week!





LoveTheBadGuy ends the Colours in the Cave! But not really!

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:

Inconvenient death
I miss the stars
We had one thing in common
Where the road ends
A door in a tree

Want to share your Inspiration Monday piece? Post it on your blog and link back to today’s post (here’s a video on how to do it); 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. “LoveTheBadGuy ends the Colours in the Cave! But not really!”

    Heh heh. Kinda makes me sound like I cheated, huh?

  2. Sorry i forgot to link my last piece! Here it is!

    Gonna write a new piece soon! 🙂

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  5. Well, here goes:

    Great ideas this week, as ever. I’m tempted to have a play around with some of the others too. Although I reckon you could also call this piece: “Where the Road Ends”!

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  7. Hello, hello

    Had a hard time getting started, but then the words just wouldn’t stop. Topped out just short of a thousand words.

    later gators.

  8. I wrote a fiction for another challenge and before I could finish, one of the prompt here became a muse to continue :


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  11. Mine:

    A Door in a Tree

    Another last minute…hope to do better next week, Robin

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  13. Here is my entry:

    I used the prompt “Inconvenient death”, as you can see…I really enjoyed writing this, thank you so much for all of the wonderful inspiration.

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  15. Hi Folks,
    My first contribution, I hope I’ve got everything right, I’m sure you’ll let me know if I need to do something different.

    Inconvenient death …

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