Inspiration Monday: traveling by balloon

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Today I looked up from my computer to see a three-foot inflatable shark with a mechanical tail floating by my door, soon followed by a highly amused art director, who was manipulating switches on a remote control. Ah, life in advertising. Only slightly less fascinating than the following stories:

Lynette and another




Lady Nimue

Lady Whispers



Woops! I missed Chris

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:

Traveling by balloon
Candy from strangers
Free bride
Come with us if you want to live*
All according to plan

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.

Plus, get the InMon badge for your site here.

Happy writing!

*A line from Skillet’s song Earth Invasion one the album Alien Youth. 

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. Hey, you forgot me! My story from last week is called The King of the Forest and the link is

  2. That quote’s not from alien youth.

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  5. Here is one of my entries:

    I was inspired by the prompt “All According to Plan”.

  6. Yeah the quote is from Arnie, “Come with me if you want to live…” (Terminator)

    Anyway here’s mine for this week, Flight of Fancy: A Cautionary Tale

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  9. Here is another one of my pieces for this week:

    Thank you so much! 🙂

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  15. Here we are again. I’m a bit later this week but here is my “entry” just the same:

    Thanks for another set of excellent prompt titles.

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  18. What’s a Patriotic Girl to Do?

    Another week of inspired writing! Thanks … for the Inspiration!

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