Inspiration Monday: try not to scream

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I count myself among the very blessed, in that I worked nearly 11 hours today and still had fun. Three cheers for enjoyable jobs!

And three cheers for this week’s InMonsters!





LoveTheBadGuy and 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:

Try not to scream
That wasn’t supposed to happen
Mind writer
Do not fold

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!

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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  2. Yipppeee ,, I love when am inspired within the first half hour of the prompt :

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  5. Here is my entry for this week here:

    Thank you so much! 😀

    I really enjoy these prompts that you give us every week. Some weeks I might not be able to write anything from the prompts, but I find that if I let it linger around in my head long enough, then maybe I will come up with something. Other weeks I come up with lots of stuff! Thank you so much.

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  8. Going to try writing one for each prompt, all laced together to write a longer story (VoiceWeek styles!) Here’s the first:

    Most people hate short-links, I know, but it’s not spam I promise!

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  11. Made it in good time this week. Here is another family themed entry – Try not to scream …

  12. My Post: Do not fold, spindle or mutilate is at…-200-500-words

    I’ve been having trouble with some posts with the link…do not no how to correct it so to the blog site is

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  14. Hey there Kindness! 😉 Uh … I clicked on my link above, this week and found myself some where other than home. Might i ask you to recheck it, please, at your convenience? lol Thanks!

    This week’s entry Progressive Seduction

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