Inspiration Monday: hold onto your heart

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I’ve made a start on learning the 12-bar blues on the ukulele. Slowly working my way toward Stairway to Heaven. Oh yeah.

Speaking of heaven, read some of this:









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:

Hold onto your heart
Afraid of the wind
Save the martians**
Infinity in pieces

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!

* I was going to write a book with this title. Then I found out Ray Bradbury already did. Quit stealing my stuff and then transporting it into the past, Ray!

** What I say when I offer people hand-sanitizer. Bonus points if you can explain why.

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. You play the ukulele? Well, that’s just fantastic. 😀

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  3. ** War of the Worlds? Though I don’t think the common cold would be stopped by hand-sanitizer, so I could be wrong. It’s worth a guess, though. 🙂

    Sorry for being fairly quiet, but life has decided to hand me a lot of busywork at once, like those frustrating professors who load their students with homework in order to steal their holidays…

    • Yes! Bonus points for you! Even if you have been quiet lately. I know exactly what you mean about busy-ness. This week has been fairly calm for me, but only in comparison with the last six months. : / Keeps life interesting, I suppose.

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  7. Hi!
    Just wrote my first InMon short for this weeks prompt(s) – I used more than one in there somewhere – and just wanted to let you know in case I didn’t do the linking back to this/pingback thing properly! 🙂

    Oh and the martian thing – I would say that it’s because of the martians in War of the Worlds. Am I right?

    Hope you guys like the short, would love feedback – good or bad – if you are so inclined as its the one thing I miss here, feedback from fellow writers.
    Cheers and thanks for this.

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  11. How is it that I totally forgot about this when it occurs every single Monday. I remembered like 30 minutes ago. Something will have to come to me after I finish critiquing this story. I think… I hope… I pray. 🙂

    • Ah, well. Monday. It’s the beginning of the week, and there are a million other things to think about. I sometimes forget throughout the day that I’m supposed to post prompts at the end of it. I usually remember when the time comes around, though. : )

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  13. Well I don’t know what happened, but my pingback didn’t seem to work. So here is the link.

    I had it done on time, I promise.

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