Inspiration Monday: this one’s for you (Miss Judy)

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This week’s prompts are dedicated to my writing teacher from grade school, who I knew as “Miss Judy.” She died this past weekend. Her awesome, short writing prompts were what inspired me to start Inspiration Monday. I think it’s safe to say our little community would not exist if it hadn’t been for her. Though I hadn’t seen her in years, I’d heard she was doing poorly, but I idiotically put off calling her. So I missed my chance to tell her about all this. But maybe she’ll take a little time (if one can take ‘time’ out of eternity) to glance down and read some of your fantastic work:






Chris and another and one more!



Oh, P.S.: don’t forget Voice Week starts October 1. Check out photos of the prize here. If you want to join and haven’t already, tell me in the comments!

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:

This one’s for you
Nervous smile
Stuck in the elevator
I know that voice

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. (I do reserve the right to NOT link to a piece as stated in my Link Discretion Policy.)

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.

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. Your voice week is intriguing…what if we sign up but can’t participate? Will I be black-balled

    I like a challenge though. Could you add my name to the list?

    • Of course you won’t be black balled! I understand completely that things come up. Actually, my sister is getting married that same week, so I might have some scheduling difficulties myself. I’m writing all my pieces beforehand and setting them to auto-publish – you’re free to do that, too, if it’s easier. For now, I’ll add you to the list and hope to read your work come Voice Week!

  2. I wrote to my kindergarten teacher today, telling her my daughter was starting kindergarten all these years later. Good grade school teachers are so important, and this was a beautiful tribute to Miss Judy. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. The link to your Link Discretion Policy doesn’t work!

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