Inspiration Monday: all I’ve ever known

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Delicious news. One of my favorite YouTube vloggers, Hank Green, has begun an exciting, unprecedented project: translating the Austen classic, Pride & Prejudice, into – what else? – YouTube vlogging. It’s rather experimental; they’re not really sure if they can pull off the whole thing, but I like it so far. The more viewers they get, the more likely they’ll be to keep going, so be sure to check it out after you read the brilliant work linked below. Start with Hank’s introduction or with the first episode.

Now onto it!

Chris and another






EDIT: For some reason I missed Marian. I have no idea why.

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:

All I’ve ever known
To be protected
Save the song
Escape from pretend

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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  1. Hello… stumbled upon your blog and found this very interesting.
    Just so I am sure, I have a week to make an entry right? It should be there before the coming monday 6pm CST (and not exactly on that monday… can be any other day before that as well)?


  2. Sorry – just posted for last week – will try and get this weeks in on time!

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  5. Here’s mine for this week:

    Neo Nero

    Thanks Steph, these prompts basically wrote the story for me!

  6. Hello, I’ve been using this blog to gain writing advice for a while now, and I have to say it is extremely informative! All the tips are really useful, and although I don’t participate in Inspiration Monday, I know it is also very good for some people who do. As a result, I’ve started my own writing blog (sorry if some of your tips have appeared on it under a slightly different guise). If possible, I’d like some people to look at it to judge it, and the obvious blogger to turn to is you. I’d appreciate it if you had a look and gave me some feedback. Thanks, both in advance for any critique, and for your continual writing advice!

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  8. Hey everybody,

    Got mine down a whole two days before the deadline.

    see ya around.

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  11. Hey fellow InMonsters, not sure if I’ve pimped this out here yet, but some of you may know (Love the Bad Guy, I’m looking at you) that I’m putting out a magazine tying in to the UK’s National Flash Fiction Day – it’s also a protest (of sorts), our new Premier (like a Governor) has axed our state’s literary awards. So this is a call for submissions to Photocopier Press! And if anyone wanted also to print out a copy or three share where they’ll be appreciated that’d be very welcome too. Here’s the linky:
    Looking forward to hearing from you guys and dolls, as well as to reading some great flash fiction.

    (Oh, and Steph, if you dont want this posted up here, I apologise for crossing the line – please feel free to delete this.)

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  13. All written up and posted (and linked back here!)… I have really got to start doing this faster each week!
    Hope you folks like it, really liked the prompts this week.

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