Inspiration Monday: story killer

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The other day I got a fortune in a cookie that said “You will receive good news of a long-awaited event.” The same day, I checked to see if the domain was available (I only had the .net), not really expecting that it would be, but it was!  Woohoo! So you may have noticed the dotcom-liness going on in the URL field up top your browser window. I don’t know why this pleases me so much, but it does. Just like these pieces:

LoveTheBadGuy and more

Chris (combines prompts from this week and last!)



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:

Story killer
Just listening
Writes but can’t read
Falling softly
Don’t bleed*

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!

*Stole this from a friend: it was the title of a flash fiction piece she wrote.

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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  2. I made it two weeks in a row…and three in May…must be careful…I may sprain my arm patting myself on the back…☺.
    Thanks for the interesting prompts each week.
    Peace, Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  4. This is my first time posting from one of your prompts. Finally!

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  6. Congrats!!

    I’ve been out of the loop on adding to InMon for a few weeks due to a lot of other commitments but I plan to make up for it and then some (I hope).

    Going to check out the other stories for this week after I finish this one too. I hate falling behind on stuff like this because of all the “bleh” mundanities of day-to-day.

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  9. Hi, I’m a newbie, but I would love to join you guys when I have a chance. My first attempt is here:

    Thanks for the prompts, and for rejuvenating my muse today!

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