Inspiration Monday: the word gun

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I’ve just returned from a weekend out of town with friends, during which time I said several moderately clever things that for some reason made people laugh far more than the comments deserved. I’m rarely witty in person – it takes careful planning and practice (and trial and error) just to do it in writing; speaking largely has to do with luck. For me at least. But since several of these people were new acquaintances, they probably think I’m like that all the time! Ha!

Now go read some wonderfully clever people:





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 word gun
we tried to stop him
the key to dying
February 30
dry rain


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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. Oh, my good word, there actually have been years/calendars with the date February 30 on them: There was also once a man who’s birth certificate listed his date of birth as the 31 of February!

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  3. Hi, I don’t know if you remember me. I used to be a regular InMon writer, a long long time ago. I had given up writing for a while. But I’m back now, and a little rusty; so – this is my attempt at InMon. Will do better next time. Its good to be back! 🙂

  4. Here’s mine for this week (it’s a wee bit experimental)

    A Dry Rain Falls

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  6. Hey guys, you may remember a little while ago I used some InMon prompts in a story, but ended up submitting it? The prompts included (I think) I don’t watch the news anymore. Anyway, here it is Cobblestones :

    Leave a comment, tell me what you think!

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