Inspiration Monday: synesthesia

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Working my way through ukulele tabs for Stairway to Heaven. It’s actually not impossible. I’ve got the first eight measures down. : P

Read up:

PenNTonic

LovetheBadGuy and another

Kay

Anansi

LadyWhispers

Marian

UndueCreativity

Woops, missed Eric

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:

Synesthesia*
Tangled hearts**
Remember my dreams
Don’t fight it
The mask is real


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!

*Synesthesia is a neurological condition that involves a sort of mixing of the senses. For instance, you might experience music visually as well as audibly, or you might associate certain days of the week with certain colors, or certain letters with different personalities. It’s fascinating.

** Another heart prompt; I know. But I stumbled across this organization called the Tangled Hearts Project (they advocate for foster kids) and loved the name.

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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22 Comments

  1. I’m not as young as you are (probably). The ‘how to’ LOOKS good but I WISH I could HEAR it. Is there anything you can do to turn up the volume? Mine is turned to full for this ‘Inspiration’. Usually, I don’t experience deafness when tuning into others. Might I ask if you have YOUR volume turned UP when you record the video / audio / etc.?

    Your blog looks interesting. I hope we can compromise on the sound so I can understand / join / interact / maybe?

    • You’re not the only one who’s had trouble with the sound: I’m sorry! I used a special microphone to record that and it should be loud enough. It may be your computer speakers (computer speakers are generally lame). Here are some things you can do:
      1. Try headphones – they will definitely be louder.
      2. In case you don’t have headphones – I just went back and added notations to the video so you can read along with what I’m doing, with or without sound. The step-by-step instructions also appear in the description of the video. If you find I’m going faster than you can read, just click on the video at any time to pause it.
      3. If THAT doesn’t work, you can always just comment here with a link to your Inspiration Monday piece, and I’ll find you. I certainly don’t want technical difficulties to prevent you from joining in the fun!!!

      I hope that helps!!! Welcome to the community!

  2. I participated oo…I just screwed up my link. 🙂

  3. Steph (and everyone else!) Go and download this e-book of short stories while it’s free: you won’t regret it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Problems-With-Girl-Unicorn-ebook/dp/B006NQPYS8/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1333338045&sr=1-3

  4. This is not my InMon entry for the week, but I thought I would share it since I this is the stat of my Apocalypse Runner series which I do for InMon.

    Enjoy.

    http://mywriterscramp.com/apocalypse-runner-03-22-11

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  8. I managed a little something! I’m just glad I didn’t wait until the last minute.

    My attempt: http://unduecreativity.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/dont-fight-it/

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  10. I’m baaaaaack! Miss me? hahaha So this week I just revamped a former post. Hope it works for y’all!

    How to Make a Mask that Fits

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  13. Hey folks!

    Man talk about being late to the party!

    Sincere apologies for the delay but the prompts incited a connection with something I had been toying with for a while in my head and gave me a great ending and it was one of those creative flashes. Not a damn clue how the end resuly of this – my first attempt at pulp-ish story works but I would desperately beg for feedback from you folks because I crave it and get it pretty much never from people in my life in general.

    http://anansisweb.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/short-fiction-an-evening-to-remember/

    Cheers all! 🙂

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