Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 25

This is your Monday morning inspiration! Let your mind be inspired by today’s prompt and awaken your will to write. It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It doesn’t even have to be a complete thought. The challenge is simply to get those creative juices flowing, kickstart a new week of writing, and discover the talented artist within.

This Morning’s Prompt

Queen


My Inspired Story

Radiant queen,
I bow before you,
grovel at your feet.
I'm not worthy
to stand in your presence.

Time for Yours

Now it’s your turn! Use your inspiration from either the word or photo prompt (or both) and write whatever comes to mind! You can even continue my story if it inspires you! Drop it in the comments below or post on your own blog and link it back here. And most importantly, have fun!

Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 24

This is your morning inspiration! Let your mind be inspired by today’s prompt and awaken your will to write. It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It doesn’t even have to be a complete thought. The challenge is simply to get those creative juices flowing and discover the talented writer within.

This Morning’s Prompt

Baby fever


My Inspired Story

While snow swirls outside
my window, I sweat in sweet
heat. He looms, I spread,
slide down the length of the bed.
He fills me like a balloon.

Time for Yours

Now it’s your turn! Use your inspiration from either the word or photo prompt (or both) and write whatever comes to mind! You can even continue my story if it inspires you! Drop it in the comments below or post on your own blog and link it back here. And most importantly, have fun!

Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 23

This is your morning inspiration! Let your mind be inspired by today’s prompt and awaken your will to write. It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It doesn’t even have to be a complete thought. The challenge is simply to get those creative juices flowing and discover the talented writer within.

This Morning’s Prompt

The morning after


My Inspired Story

We were both a little tipsy off eggnog Christmas night.

And when Laila said her only wish was to no longer be an only child, we decided to make good on that promise.

Now I’m in the CVS with a splitting headache looking for the morning after pill while my wife, having changed her mind, waits in the car.

“Christmas must have been a wild night,” the cashier says. “You’re the fourth husband here looking for the Plan B One Step.”

“So does that mean you don’t have it?”

She shakes his head. “Maybe try the CVS on Main?”

I slide the Tylenol Extra Strength across the counter. At least this trip wasn’t a total waste.

When I return to the car my wife looks up at me hopeful. I hate to disappoint her.

“Well, at least Laila will have a little brother or sister in nine months.”

But maybe next Christmas we won’t spike the eggnog.


Time for Yours

Now it’s your turn! Use your inspiration from either the word or photo prompt (or both) and write whatever comes to mind! You can even continue my story if it inspires you! Drop it in the comments below or post on your own blog and link it back here. And most importantly, have fun!

Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 22

This is your morning inspiration! Let your mind be inspired by today’s prompt and awaken your will to write. It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It doesn’t even have to be a complete thought. The challenge is simply to get those creative juices flowing and discover the talented writer within.

No Prompt Today

It’s Christmas! Enjoy it with the people you love. And if you happen to be alone this Christmas, know that you are not lonely. It’s my prayer that the Spirt of Christmas be your companion this day. And if you’re looking for an uplifting holiday story, this throwback story is one I love to repost on the blog every Christmas: “Christmas Spirit” Part One and Part Two.

Merry Christmas


Time for Yours

Have a Christmas story you’d like to share? Drop it in the comments below or post on your own blog and link it back here. The merriest of Christmases to you and yours!

Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 21

This is your morning inspiration! Let your mind be inspired by today’s prompt and awaken your will to write. It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It doesn’t even have to be a complete thought. The challenge is simply to get those creative juices flowing and discover the talented writer within.

This Morning’s Prompt

Wine Tasting


My Inspired Story

“This rosé pairs great with the chocolate. Take a bite, and then a sip. What flavors do you taste?” the instructor says.

My wife nibbles at the chocolate. She moves for the final glass in a line of five we’ve tasted so far, spins it around to swirl the faint pink liquid, peers into the glass to examine the viscous wine legs cascading down the sides, then tips it into her mouth.

“Well?”

“Mmmm, I taste hints of raspberry.” She smacks her lips. “Much sweeter with the chocolate. Which is this one?”

“Zinfandel,” I answer.

She points down to the scoring card. “Write it down.”

I scribble with the pen. So far, our Christmas wine list is…everything.


Time for Yours

Now it’s your turn! Use your inspiration from either the word or photo prompt (or both) and write whatever comes to mind! You can even continue my story if it inspires you! Drop it in the comments below or post on your own blog and link it back here. And most importantly, have fun!

Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 20

This is your morning inspiration! Let your mind be inspired by today’s prompt and awaken your will to write. It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It doesn’t even have to be a complete thought. The challenge is simply to get those creative juices flowing and discover the talented writer within.

This Morning’s Prompt

Vacation


My Inspired Story

It’s a miracle our plans haven’t derailed with everything going on in the world right now. There’s still time for things to go left, but we’re at the gate; we have our negative tests, our passports; UAE hasn’t closed its borders yet.

“Now boarding flight 722. Toronto to Dubai.”

My heart leaps in my chest. This is it! After postponing our wedding three times, finally settling for a small ceremony at the magistrate’s office in the county jail because it was the only one open after the one at City Hall shut down due to a positive case, temporarily losing Grandma’s ring and Mama freaking out to the point of having a full-on asthma attack over it, we’re together, we’re married, and we’re just twelve hours nonstop from a two-week honeymoon in the most beautiful city in the world!

“Shit! Shit, shit, shit, shit!”

I turn to my husband—I still get giddy when I say it—he’s spinning around like a dog chasing his tail. He’s patting his chest, his back pockets. Rubbing his hands all over his naked face.

“What happened?”

“I lost my mask.”


Time for Yours

Now it’s your turn! Use your inspiration from either the word or photo prompt (or both) and write whatever comes to mind! You can even continue my story if it inspires you! Drop it in the comments below or post on your own blog and link it back here. And most importantly, have fun!

Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 19

This is your morning inspiration! Let your mind be inspired by today’s prompt and awaken your will to write. It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It doesn’t even have to be a complete thought. The challenge is simply to get those creative juices flowing and discover the talented writer within.

This Morning’s Prompt

Drowning


My Inspired Story

Your love is drowning
Bathtub dreams keep me afloat
Purify my heart

Time for Yours

Now it’s your turn! Use your inspiration from either the word or photo prompt (or both) and write whatever comes to mind! You can even continue my story if it inspires you! Drop it in the comments below or post on your own blog and link it back here. And most importantly, have fun!

Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 18

This is your morning inspiration! Alright, so it’s the afternoon here, but it’s morning somewhere, so the premise still stands! Let your mind be inspired by today’s prompt and awaken your will to write. It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It doesn’t even have to be a complete thought. The challenge is simply to get those creative juices flowing and discover the talented writer within.

This Morning’s Afternoon’s Prompt

Brunch


My Inspired Story

Sixty-five degrees in December—
High chance Christmas will be wet instead of white.
Closest thing to the winter?
Powdered sugar dusting on my Belgian waffle delight.

Time for Yours

Now it’s your turn! Use your inspiration from either the word or photo prompt (or both) and write whatever comes to mind! You can even continue my story if it inspires you! Drop it in the comments below or post on your own blog and link it back here. And most importantly, have fun!

Flashback Friday: Christmases Past

Lisa’s “Baby’s First Christmas” in my hand. Trinkets Josiah and I bought on our many travels by my feet. On the treetop, the angel, whose skin Tessa and I hand-painted brown, its only decoration.

The night before Christmas, and I stand before a naked, drying tree, surrounded by boxes of ornaments and a lifetime of memories.


Brought to you by Fandango’s Flashback Friday. This post was originally published December 17, 2017, in response to the Monday’s One-Minute Fiction prompt ornament.

Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 17

This is your morning inspiration! Let your mind be inspired by today’s prompt and awaken your will to write. It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It doesn’t even have to be a complete thought. The challenge is simply to get those creative juices flowing and discover the talented writer within, who’s been there all along.

This Morning’s Prompt

Coffee shop


My Inspired Story

I saw him before he even entered the coffee shop, smiled to myself when I heard his order—chai latte, same as mine.

I pretended not to notice when he sat across from me and asked what I was reading. Only when he touched my hand did I look up.

“Hello, wife.”

Now the story truly begins.


Time for Yours

Now it’s your turn! Use your inspiration from either the word or photo prompt (or both) and write whatever comes to mind! You can even continue my story if it inspires you! Drop it in the comments below or post on your own blog and link it back here. And most importantly, have fun!