Inspiration Monday: Love at First Fight

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This week in InMona-mana (dodo, dododo): Aaaaand we’re back. In other news: I was sitting at dinner squinting blankly as a bunch of gamers talked about how “Killing Threedog would ruin my karma,” and “I met the behemoth outside the radio station,” I waited for a pause in the conversation to announce: “I was plotting the other day and came up with a great inciting incident, but then I hit a hole and realized I needed more backstory.”

Gamer proceeds to tell me about a song in a game with the phrase “inciting incident.” Sigh.

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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!

  • This week’s prompts another joint effort with Jubilare.
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  1. “Gamer proceeds to tell me about a song in a game with the phrase “inciting incident.” Sigh.”
    Alas, obsession cross-purposes. Having both a gaming obsession and a writing obsession, I find the two highly compatible in all respects accept one: I can’t do them at the same time. 😛

    • I just never could get into gaming. Except for Roller Coaster Tycoon.

      • That is the case with most of my friends. I have very, very few who get the gaming thing. I sometimes wonder if I would ever have gathered enough desire to write without some of the JRPGs and things like Baldur’s Gate and Quest for Glory from my childhood. And tabletop RPGs with my brother and his friends didn’t hurt, either. I still sometimes go back to the old games when my muse needs some refreshing. 😉

        Though, I did get so obsessed with Dark Age of Camelot that it could qualify as an internet addition. Between that and Elfwood, back in the day, I actually had to go cold-turkey for 3 weeks completely away from all technology in order to regain control of my life. 😛 With gaming, as with all things, balance is vital.

  2. I have to say this was a different way to fight a war
    Here”s my attempt this week Stephanie

  3. Hi Steph, Sketchy Artist – scratchypen -whichever! Couple of familiar characters for you.

  4. Love all of the prompts! I chose glass neighborhood:

    Thanks for reading~

  5. I love Roller Coaster Tycoon. Yes. It is I. I have returned from the trenches. Alas, I need one more surgery. I have my new knee–the final knee–the knee to end all knees. But, somehow (and my surgeon won’t give me a straight answer) my kneecap is not where it is suppose to be. I must have dislocated it lying in bed. I’m looking for a good attorney.

    Eagerly awaiting your next prompts, Lucy

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