Inspiration Monday: The City that Always Sleeps

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This month in the InMon Universe: Researched various writing competitions, read sample winners, and found most of them depressing. Then I discovered the To Hull and Back humorous writing contest. The winner’s face gets pasted on the anthology’s cover illustration of a person riding a Harley and holding a flaming quill pen. The contest creator then straps the book to the handlebars of his actual hog and rides it, you guessed it, to Hull and back, and films it all with a GoPro. The man is a genius. Bless him.

And now for our top stories!


Tara and two and three


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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 first Monday  of the month following this post.

The Prompts:*







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Happy writing!

* This month’s prompts another joint effort with Jubilare.

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  1. Nice to see you here again~ HAPPY DREAMS!

  2. I gave up on doing writing competitions. I’ve already got enough stress in my life without having my soul’s vacation home be judged too!

    • True, it all depends on the purpose of the writing, and if that’s escapism, it oughtn’t be subjected to criticism. And escapism is important!

      The kind of stuff I write isn’t typically what wins these things, so I’m not sure I should submit, either. But I want it read, and I’m curious to see if I could make it into the finals. I’m still debating.

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