Inspiration Monday: Cardiac Arrest

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I watched a documentary over the weekend about the film version of Dune that was never made, but would have had Pink Floyd music, and Salvador Dali as the emperor.

It would have been awesome. I probably wouldn’t have liked it (the director, Jodorowsky, changed the ending; also, Dali refused to be in the movie unless there was a flaming giraffe in it somewhere), but it would have been awesome.

Look at all the names this week! And several who took on the 50 word challenge.











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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:






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Happy writing!

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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. OK, I used a prompt but ignored the word count 😛 hope you enjoy, Ill link to your site from my post.

  2. Doesn’t every film need a flaming giraffe?

    You know, “ghost of the living” could easily refer to me whole WIP. I am too busy wrestling with it to work on anything else, though I may need to take a creative break, soon. ;P

  3. Couldn’t ignore ghost of the living… and, as always, my response is somewhat silly, and somewhat more than that.

  4. Pink Floyd, Dali and Dune would be a trifecta of awesome. I didn’t like the movie because they made Paul Atreides too old.

    I used “washing machine” for my prompt.

    • I imagine it would have been hard to find young and older actors who could play both ends of the part. In this version, Jodorowsy’s son would have played Paul. He would have been 14. Jodo made him train in martial arts 6 hours a day, 6 days a week for two years in preparation for the movie they never made.

      It would have been awesome.

  5. Why do movie makers insist on messing about with endings? When a book is popular and successful, there’s probably a reason for that.
    Anyway, here I am:

    • Omigosh, yes! They’re like “Here’s this book that has been well-loved by children the world over for decades. Let’s stretch it into a 12-hour trilogy and add a lot of action and romance so the kids don’t get bored. We can bring the orcs back. Kids love orcs. They can travel in daylight. Kids won’t be expecting that. And we can throw in an elf princess to fall in love with a dwarf because it’s too much of a cliche for her to love the elf prince we’re also throwing in just because we could.”
      “She falls in love with a dwarf?”
      “Yeah, but we’ll make him, like, the young, sexy dwarf.”

      Oh, wait, did I get off-topic?

  6. This is my first time posting to this site and I am easing back into writing after a year or so hiatus. Here is my link:

  7. Hey Stephanie,

    Hope you enjoy this week’s piece! As far as posts that take ten frenzied minutes to write go, I think this one worked out rather well 🙂


  8. Managed to write one this week, using the prompt Ghost of the Living. The Protector of the Forest – let me know what you think!

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