Inspiration Monday: the pursuit of happiness

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Do time travelers ever get jet lag?

Think about that as you read the fun, moving, poetic work linked below:


LoveTheBadGuy 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:

The pursuit of happiness
Window in the head
Spendthrift beggar
Increasing entropy
Falling up the stairs

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.

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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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  2. I blogged after months so I am back here too 🙂 Hopefully you guys like it 🙂

  3. Hello,

    It was way to hot to do anything here last week – but now it’s a cool morning and I got a jump on my entry.

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  5. I’m back again. This time I’m afraid I kind of messed up the prompt, but it was what prompted the writing, so I hope that fits the “rules”!

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  8. Here’s mine – The Morning After, sorry, I’ve been writing a whole stack of sex scenes the last two days, this one is the least explicit:

    Hopefully I’ll write another one tonight using the prompt I left out:

    Spendthrift Beggar

  9. Hi there, this is my first attempt at an Inspiration Monday…….I think I’ve covered all the bases…..let me know, thanks.

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  12. hiya! Tailend Charlie again. Not so much a story as … thoughts.

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