Inspiration Monday: lost shoe

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Who’s up for building a time machine so we can travel to the past and shoot Ben Franklin before he gets the idea for Daylight Savings Time? I mean, between the time change and having to stay up till 3:30 am to finish reading books about evil dwarves, how are we supposed to get any sleep at all? We’ll sleep when we’re dead, I suppose.

In the meantime, we’ll keep reading:

PenNTonic (last week) and another

WritingSprint (last week) and another (this week)

LoveTheBadGuy and another

Craig

Rebecca

DeMaizeField

Aparna

Kay

Chris

LadyWhispers

Chris (of Ideophoe)

Barb 

UndueCreativity

Eric

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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.

OR

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:

Lost shoe*
Never better
Used to be me
They never tell you that part
Hollow earth

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!

* Help me out with this one, guys; all my life, I’ve seen shoes randomly dropped in the street and on the highway. How do they get there? Is there a whole subculture of people who ride around sticking their feet out the window and frequently forget to tie their laces, or are they really aliens who have crash landed on our planet, disguised as shoes to avoid government kidnapping?

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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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20 Comments

  1. And why is it always one shoe? Shoes hanging over electric wires, sure, they’ll be in pairs, but when was the last time you saw TWO abandoned shoes on the street? Surely the poor things should be left behind in pairs.

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  3. Here is my addition to the fun… http://wp.me/p2gWJb-1Y

  4. Here’s my first, it’s very short…

    http://wp.me/p1KfZs-7S

    Also, apparently shoes in pairs over power lines indicate a drug dealer’s house…never tested that theory though.

    • Really? I’d always imagined bullies had stolen them off some poor small kid with glasses, and thrown them up there where he couldn’t possibly reach them, and he’d go home and his mother would be all mad that he’d lost ANOTHER pair of shoes, but he wouldn’t tell her what happened, because he was so ashamed of his weakness.
      Somehow, the idea of drug dealers is less depressing.

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  7. I haven’t done an Inspiration Monday story in a long time. While watching the Nate Berkus Show I came up with a great idea for a story! Here it is: Some Assembly Required

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  11. Okay so my take on the lost shoe isn’t in the direction that you’ve taken. But I’ve visited InMon after a really long time! So hope you guys like it :) This is just something out of my life which I wanted to write about..

    http://rashmikamath.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/lost-shoe/

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  14. I think a lot of people tackled the shoe one. I didn’t think I had it in me. My offering: http://unduecreativity.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/used-to-be-me/

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