Don’t you forget about me
But, in case you have forgotten, this is the speakeasy. We serve fiction and poetry folk around here, them personal essay and traditional blog posters? We don’t serve them, but they are welcome at our sister site. I wonder what kind of “ist” that makes us?
Misty water-colored memories
If we gather at least ten entries, we get to select an Editors’ Pick. And that puts you in our mental scrapbook forever as a stand-out teller of tales. We have no booty to share with the winner, but send out virtual high-fives and an occasional imagined champagne toast. Or am I the only one who does that? I can’t remember…
“At the time, it seemed like a brilliant idea.”
Ruley rule rule rules:
- your post must be dated November 10, 2013, or later
- submissions must be 750 words or fewer
- submissions must be fiction or poetry, including fictional accounts of true stories
- your piece must include the following sentence ANYWHERE (except the title): “At the time, it seemed like a brilliant idea.”
- though your post is NOT about the media prompt above, you must make some reference to it
- the speakeasy is designed for submissions written specifically for the grid. Please do not submit an entry if you intend to showcase it to another blog link-up. Such posts are deleted without notice and we will forget they ever existed in the first place — it’s called Grid Amnesia.
- please do not post explanations, qualifications or other stuff prior to the beginning of your post. If you need to clarify anything, feel free to do so briefly at the end.
- the badge for your speakeasy #135 post is found in the sidebar. Be sure to add the code to the html view of your post before publishing. Come back on Tuesday and add your link!
And remember—try to think outside the box when you’re writing your piece. Think about how everyone else might use the prompts and then try going in a different direction. Standing out usually gets you more votes. Plus it’s really good exercise for your writing muscles.