Inspiration Monday: better early than never

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Merry Christmas! InMon’s coming early today – it’s Christmas Eve, after all, I’ve still got another batch of fudge and a cheese ball to make, plus parties and deliveries and relatives and the like to prepare for. But, um. It’s six o’clock somewhere?

Oh yeah – I finally made gingerbread men yesterday.

That's a lemon glaze with green food coloring drizzled on top. I didn't feel like going the whole nine yards decorating them.

That’s a lemon glaze with green food coloring drizzled on top. I didn’t feel like going the whole nine yards decorating them.

If there are any other InMon pieces I missed (like ones you post in the next few hours), I’ll try to get to them later today, but it might not be for a few days. Sorry! Have a great Christmas –

Read these:

LoveTheBadGuy and another





Chris and another and another




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:

better early than never
true myth
odd twinkle
replacement memories
unexpected knock


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.)

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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. Oooo, your gingerbread men look like they are made of clay or marble. They should have “emet ” written on their foreheads. …Or maybe not. Animated gingerbread golems sound more than a little scary.

  2. The gingerbread men look good!
    Merry Christmas! 🙂

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  4. Looks delicious! Merry Christmas!

    • They are! You too! Merry Christmas to you too, I mean. I don’t know if you are delicious. I’m not a cannibal, I swear! I wonder if aliens would find it alarming that so many of our confections are human-shaped. It’s like Valentine’s reaction to bunny slippers in Mirror Mask – what kind of a sick joke is that, crushing cute little bunnies with every step?

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  7. Hope you had a great Christmas.
    It’s seems a while since I entered a story – so here goes.

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  9. Hope Christmas was great 🙂 Raising a toast to the new year.. Here is what I have –

    Happy New Year! 🙂

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