Inspiration Monday: don’t touch the floor

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This week, on adventures in novel plotting: tacking colored index cards to my wall. Exciting stuff, folks!

Now, on to the real excitement:


Elmo 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:

Don’t touch the floor
He arrived bleeding
History unravels
If you can read this
The middle of everywhere


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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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  2. “Don’t touch the floor” isn’t that a universal children’s game? 🙂

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  4. Wrote mine, just in time. An experiment in voice, which hopefully you’ll all enjoy!

    Not Much o’ a Man

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  8. *winces* That’s probably some bad association, too.

    I got very sick of spaghetti because my mother made it a lot (because it is easy), and I never really liked marinara sauce, so I developed a dislike of pizza and lasagna too. I got over my pizza aversion first, then lasagna. I still really dislike spaghetti. I’ve eaten scorpions and jellyfish and all kinds of weird things, but no spaghetti! 😉

    • Well I’m very glad you got over the pizza aversion. It would be awful to go through life without enjoy something as wonderful as pizza. You’ve eaten scorpion??? How does that work? What does it taste like? The proverbial chicken?

      • It would be horrible to have a permanent aversion to pizza. It was pretty horrible to miss enjoying it in childhood, when I had the metabolism to handle it. 😉

        Well, we were attacked by these giant scorpions and we were really hungry and….

        Sorry, you made me wish I had a better story. I was in China and a street vendor was selling fried scorpions (without the stinger). My fellow travelers and I couldn’t pass it up. They were small and crunchy. Everything that is fried kind of tastes alike, so they tasted like something fried.

        One day I hope to try barbecue tarantula because that really does sound interesting. In the mean time, I will just write about people who eat them and see if I can do it without sicking out most of my audience. 😉

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