Inspiration Monday: not my memory

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InMon veteran Chris White is taking flash fiction submissions for a short story collection he is self-publishing in protest of the Premier of Queensland cutting funding for literary awards.  I don’t know much about Australian politics, but this sounds like a great project. Check it out now – the deadline is May 10.

In other news this week, AbeBooks did it to me again. I simply ordered the cheapest good condition hardcover I could find – and it came like this:


 Autographed!!! Not only that, there is also a little slip of paper that appears to be the author’s address and phone number. Seriously. I am not making this up. I don’t know who Bill Lewis is (or was?) but dude? Thanks!

This is the second time this has happened to me (I also have an autographed copy of Quentin Dodd’s Beatnik Routabegas from Beyond the Stars). Maybe I should play the lottery or something.

Now check out this week’s work and tell the writers to submit something to Chris!


Kim (last week) and Kim (this week)

UndueCreativity and another

Chris and another




 If I missed you, please give me a shout in the comments. Pingbacks have been acting up lately.

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:

Not my memory
Electronic babysitter
Lost and found
Royalty free
Wrong order

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. Thanks for the shout out, seriously, without the InMon prompts and the writers here I would have stopped writing last year. Thanks so much for the prompts Steph, I’m already eying off a couple of the prompts, definitely another imitation Asimov robot story on the way…

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  7. It’s stopped raining at last! Must have been the wettest April on record, here in the UK. Anyway, here’s my take on ‘Royalty Free’

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  9. So far I’ve only managed one attempt. If I can get through this stack of term papers, I’ll attempt another.

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