Inspiration Monday: love at last sight

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 Okay okay. So the “Martian Tea” reference is a pun on oolong tea and the sound the Martians make in Jeff Wayne’s brilliant musical version of The War of the Worlds – a creepy “oooolaaa!” (technically “ulla”) which of course sounds like “oolong.” The album is a classic in my family, so we call oolong tea “Martian tea.” [Listen to part of the album here. Skip to 5:06 to hear the ulla.]

Two thirds of a nerdy pun, I know.

Only three of you this week. Busy, are we?

But these are well worth the read:

LoveTheBadGuy, who’s also created a new adorable InMonster badge!!!

UndueCreativity and another


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:

Love at last sight
Spot clean
Don’t know they’re blind
Trust this only
Even in the dark

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. I love it here. One of these days I’ll have time to doddle (is that a WORD?)

  2. Sorry I didn’t make a post last week…computer offline and by the time it came back online, I was working. Hope you aren’t so lonely this week.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  5. Here’s mine, sorry I didn’t get one in last week, I’ve spent the last two weeks neck deep in rewrites for my long short stories: Run.

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  9. I hope I made the deadline! British Summer Time is a bit ahead of CST – here goes!

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  11. Darn – made it too late. Didn’t think I’d be able to get anything, been in a slump lately. Glad just to get something down.

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