The Ink Well Prompt #48: See this post for prompt and rules

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If you choose to participate, you can publish your story for this week's prompt in The Ink Well as usual, then post it on DreemPort and curate others to earn DreemPort tokens. The day to post your story on DreemPort is Thursday.

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Okay! Let's review fiction entries from last week's prompt and launch a new one.

Stories From the Previous Week

Thank you to everyone who posted a story for last week's prompt, “Unlikely Hero."

We really enjoyed reading stories about people who unexpectedly save the day. Thank you, everyone!

Here are the week's stories. Be sure to read and support these authors for their work.

Well done, everyone!

This Week’s Prompt

At last, the prompt of the week!

This week's prompt is: Inheritance.

Everyone wants an inheritance. Inheriting money or property is a thrilling proposition for many people. Perhaps it will improve their social status, or enable them to buy things they have always wanted.

But when it comes to inheritance, many things can go wrong, or can turn out differently than people expect. It can create family arguments over whether the inheritance is fair.

And what if the inheritance is...

  • A tiny island
  • A broken down building
  • A castle
  • A single coin
  • The key to a safe — whereabouts unknown
  • A giant house that has annual taxes in excess of the character's income
  • A teenager
  • A pig farm
  • A deadly snake...

... or any another possibility that comes to mind.

We hope that will get your imaginations started! We look forward to reading your stories. Remember to participate in the DreemPort challenge, if you are so inclined!

Note: As always, please avoid gory, bloody, brutal, sexist or racist themes and language, erotica and other NSFW (not safe for work) content, and stories featuring abuse of women, children or animals.

If you don't feel inspired by this prompt or the featured image, feel free to peruse any of our past prompts or our collection of idea-generators:

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  1. Deadline: You have a week to write for the prompt, until the next one is posted. (Note: You can write for any of the prompts anytime. This is just a guideline to be included in the weekly round-up in the next prompt post.)
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  4. COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Visit the work of at least two other community members and comment on their work.
  5. Title: The title is up to you. You can come up with any title you wish. You do not need to name it after the prompt or include the prompt word.
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I'm curious about the dreemport site. What is it all about and what is their website?


of course - I can help with that! :)

Check out these two posts!

DreemPort launches, want to help?

Ready to try? Follow this step by step guide to get started today!

Hope that helps @theimpostor :)
if you have any other questions - feel free to tag me! or just drop a comment on any of my posts and I'll come find ya ;)

Thank you I will start to explore it.


p.s. the red is always sus


Hehe red fits to my username then.

Please do. It is nice @dreemsteem has responded to your quest. I am exploring @dreemport too and you have a lot of friends there to support you. Enjoy

Thank you for the encouragement. Actually I'm just a newbie. It is just a lot of great people in there.

Have some !LUV

Welcome. Be consistent with great contents, you will love it here

Yes yes I actually made an outline and plot for my next story; it is part of the weekly prompt or about inheritance. I will publish it tomorrow since it is night here.

Great prompt! Let's go!!!.... it was awesome reading so many wonderful stories last week in Dreemport. Remember to wait until Thursday to put your challenge post into Dreemport this week, that you have an account there, please do feel free to pop any or all of your posts this week into Dreemport for more eyes on your content and hopefully additional curation comments and rewards. Maximum of 1 post each per day per person so make sure you keep Thursday for your Challenge post. And if you wrote last week and didn't use Dreemport, I hope you'll give us a try with Inheritance. Looking forward to seeing what you all have for us this week😊

I just did my story. So, tomorrow, I need to log on to dreemport and curate and post my link? i probably should message you in discord. lol

You've got it! Exactly this - you post your challenge link on Thursday! 😍

Thanks for the information and encouragement to the community, @samsmith1971!

What a great prompt! So many ways to take this :) ...

It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with!

Another great week to write more. Last week’s prompt was amazing and cool to read from other writers too.

Let’s get this week up again.

Thanks so much for joining us, @abdul-qudus!

Great prompt for the week.. This is going to be an interesting one. I hope to come up with something great for this. All the best to everyone

Yes, it's going to be a wild ride!

This prompt word is awesome.

Glad you're excited about it!

Getting inspired by the prompt. I guess I will finally submit my first short story here🤗

Hooray! Welcome @wems!

Honestl The Inkwellpromts Remains My favorite prompt because once I see them ideas start bubbling in my head immediately.

That's great that you are inspired, @doziekash!

My username is written wrong, didn't get the tag.

Sorry, @khaleesii. Thanks for letting us know. I've fixed it.

It's no problem, thank you.

I made comments on @fantom22 and @stellageorge posts

This is my submission for this week's prompt

Well this one is going to be fun! Can't wait to read the stories!

Yes, it should be a busy week!

Hello @theinkwell! Here's my story for this prompt-


So happy that we have another week with you! I just dropped the post sending everyone here for the challenge prompt!

For anyone that beats their own rating last week, they'll get +50 Dreem tokens added to any other prizes won for this week!!!

So fun! Thanks for allowing us the privilege to link arms with you this month @theinkwell! :)

Thank you for the great opportunity, @dreemport. I only hope we can keep up!!

hehehehe yes!!! I know the feeling hahahahahahaha

Here's my interpretation of the prompt inheritance entitled The Unremembered Gate. Thank you for the challenge!

Great prompt! Will be back with my entry.

Nice prompt, and let's roll up our sleeves.

Hallo kommunitY and team @theinkwell, I like fiction stories, with short imaginations, I hope I can participate in this good community. thanks for today, i can see this community.

Here's my entry on this; Arizonas and Skunks

Comments on several other entries

I am glad to participate this week.
Here is my entry.Heading to support others.

This is my entry to this week's prompt "INHERITANCE"

I'm here this week - hooray! I was inspired by some conversation on a comment section in my post and... voila. hahaha I have a story! LOL sometimes its that easy! And sometimes it's like pushing against a wall! hahahaha

I've already supported @mrenglish, @cool08, @princessbusayo, @katleya, @kemmyb, @litguru, @doziekash, @farahikram and @adoore-eu!

Here is mine!

Ingredients, Infusions and Intuitions: Inheritance

Wouldn't it be great if stories always just flowed out like a river? Sigh. We wish! Thanks for sharing your story, and for your awesome community curation!

Hello! Very interesting prompt you got there. It gave me a wide range of possibilities...
However, I decide to go with this one: Maldak's curse of the Inheritance

It's a little different, hopefully it make the cut...

Was I supposed to include who I supported so far also? So far, @piratethanos and @mrenglish

Hello everyone, this is my entry to this week's prompt, thank you.

Here is my entry:

Currently: commented on dreemsteem, getting back at joseph23 read his work can't remember if I said anything 🤣.

My first participation in the second week of this contest here is my entry;
Stories by @khoola, @katleya @cool08 inspired me to share my views in their comment section.

Here's my entry for this week's contest:
Too Late to Change

here is my submission

supported: khoola dreemsteem princessbusayo mrenglish

It's another moment to express our view with a great community like this. You know how it feels doing what you love doing. Here is my entry post for inkwellprompt #48: Inheritance
Good luck to everyone.

Here is my entry to the #48 prompt word “inheritance”.
And I shared a comment section with
Davidbright and Mandate

Of course, I chose the pig farm 🙃 But I added a futuristic twist to it. I like the list of ideas you provide on the prompts, it helps for brainstorming ideas 💭

Finally I dropped my article on the inheritance of Ronnie's Grandpa!
Check out the story!

I did dropped my comments on @kei2 on the deer
@princessbusayo on abeke and @carlynn on unmerited inheritance

 4 months ago  

Thanks again for the wonderful prompt. Here's the link to my story for this week's prompt:

Hello my dear friends, this is the link to my new post👇

I hope that you will enjoy it.
Points to note:
I have read and comments on the write up of the following people such as:
(2) dwixer
Thank you for viewing my blog.
Warm regards

I'm hope I am not late! Been busy for days but here's my entry.

The White Sheep Is Real Black Sheep 🐑

Hello everyone, my entry for the weekly prompt is below:
Thank you, I hope you enjoy my story.

As requested, here is the link to my entry. Thanks for your unfailing support and your corrections. I appreciate and I'll henceforth abide by the rules of the community.

Here’s the link to my entry for this week’s prompt. Thank you!

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