Inspiration Monday: footprints on the moon

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 Voice Week is just over a month away! I picked up this year’s prize yesterday – H.G. Wells, The Collector’s Book of Science Fiction, including The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon (in which you’ll see much inspiration for C.S. Lewis’s Out of the Silent Planet) and a bunch of other things I’ve never heard of – as they first appeared in original turn-of-the-century magazines! I’ll post photos soon. One randomly-selected voice writer will win it. Sign up in the comments if you haven’t already!

And read some quite compelling work:

Kayla (MC)*

Marantha and part two




Chris and another

Bryant continues the unanswered phone


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:

Footprints on the moon**
Heart murmur
Wait for the siren***
Paper key
Pain is my alarm clock****

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!

* MC = Mature Content. 

Opinions expressed in other writers’ InMon pieces are not necessarily my own.

** In memory of Neil Armstrong.

*** New album by Project 86

**** From today’s episode of GMM

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. Can I still join in with Voice Week? I’ve finally got around to heading over and finding out exactly what the deal is and I want to join in!

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  3. Yet another inMon story passing 3000 words and moving into my “not-for-the-internet vault.” Better get some flash down soon for you guys and girls.

  4. ms. stephanie, i just wanted to let you know that i just ‘update’ the second chapter of ‘YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE’. e’rysyl’s view is now in first person, if you want to check it out. (man, she is turning out to be one independent, stubborn, strong willed female!)

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