Inspiration Monday: fishing for insults

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A couple of exciting announcements this week. Two veteran InMonsters, whom we haven’t seen in awhile, just revealed a reason for their absences: they’ve both self-published books! Be sure to drop a congratulations to Eric and Marantha – and if possible, buy some copies and support indie literature.

Other unrelated notes:

1. Sometimes your links/pingbacks don’t show up in my comments. I don’t know why, but to be safe, please post a link to your InMon piece in my comments so you know I’ll get it. If I missed you this week, please let me know.

2. I’ll be marking pieces that have mature content with MC from now on. Most of the bloggers in question have advisories on their blogs anyway (thanks guys!), but I wanted to add an extra warning for our younger readers.

Now go read some genius!

Kayla  (MC)

PMAOAudio (MC)






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:

fishing for insults
what are you going to do with it?
time crunch
extra wishes
out there somewhere

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!

*MC : Mature Content

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 am going to write this time!
    Commenting here just to set it in stone! I am so disappointed with myself! :/

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  3. Really made me think this time. Thanks for prompting me to write this.

  4. Magic Man

    He asked for three more wishes, pleaded with the genie for nother chance. Swore that he’d made a mistake. He wanted to take them back.

    He couldn’t answer the genie’s question, “What are you going to do with them?” Smoke like the chocolate tendrils of a giant squid embraced him, the smell of warm desert winds, the smell of forgotten spices.

    The genie was gone.

    He would have to solve his own problems.


  5. Thank you for the mention. I will make a return some time soon, but I have a bit of a deadline on the next book and writing it has kept me slammed!

  6. Hi BeKind,

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    Write on!

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  9. So I am again back after a while and now plan to regular 🙂
    Here goes my post

  10. I’m back! Thanks for the prompt. mine is here:

    I’ll be back to read everyone else’s soon…

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  15. Couldn’t decide which prompt to use, so I’ve taken three of them and written a 100 word story for each. Let me know what you think.

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