Inspiration Monday: the speed of dark

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Whew – what a week!

I saw my sister tie the knot, I saw a bunch of family and friends, I cut up my heels wearing uncomfortable flats, I saw the Dead Sea Scrolls, and…wasn’t there something else?

Oh yeah – Voice Week happened!

And it was just as amazing as last year. I’m going to give a full recap on Friday, but for now, announcing the winner of the H.G. Wells Collector’s Book of Science Fiction – the random number generator gave me the number 5, which is Elmo! Elmo herself did a great recap here. Elmo, I’m emailing you for your street address so I can get this to you!

In other news, Jubilare has figured out how to redeem her awesome points! Yes, folks; she is going to issue some sort of writing challenge, which I have agreed to undertake! I know there are some of you out there with unspent awesome points…you may start thinking of challenges. : )

ALSO – there was of course great writing outside of Voice Week as well! Read up on this round of InMon!







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 speed of dark
all bite and no bark
wooden hair
can’t stand the cold

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. Muahahahahahahahahahah!
    You may offer awesome points at a slower rate, in future.

  2. Oooh! Prize! I never win anything! I participated in Voice Week becuase it’s a fantastic ide adn was a lot of fun – a prize is just gravy on top of that awesome dinner. I’m immensely excited and will email you shortly. Also looking forward to finding out what the new writing challenge is – gotta love a good challenge.

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  4. Thank you for the writing prompts. I enjoyed the inspiration. 🙂

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  7. Somehow I completely forgot about the pre-Voice Week InMon. Sigh.

    Oh well, I’m up for this week!

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