the speakeasy at yeah write #137 is open

White meat or dark?

If you’re here to spend some time hanging with the fam for the holiday, just remember that we’re the cousins that like the fiction and poetry. The other side of the family prefers traditional blog posts, personal essay, and stuff that is of the non-fiction variety.

Tradition! Tra-di-tion!

So, the holiday season has traditionally been a sort-of calmer time around here. As in, we’re winding down from NaBloPoMo/NaNoWriMo and then there’s tryptophan and shopping and egg nog and wrapping and the whole holiday she-bang. Do you think we can buck tradition and continue to strengthen our numbers here? Remember, if we hit a cornucopia of 10 entries, the editors here get to spend part of our Thanksgiving Thursday selecting an Editor’s Pick, which could be you. Oh, yes, it could. So poke and prod all of your favorite fictiony-poetry-y friends and get them here for our celebration. You can have the drumstick if you bring a friend…

Would you like a slice of prompt pie?

“From that day forward, every time I drove past that street corner, I thought of her.”

Don’t be a turkey, follow the rules:

  • Your post must be dated November 24, 2013, or later
  • Submissions must be 750 words or fewer
  • Submissions must be fiction or poetry
  • Your piece must include the following sentence as your LAST line: “From that day forward, every time I drove past that street corner, I thought of her.”
  • The Speakeasy is designed for submissions written specifically for our grid. Please don’t submit an entry if you intend to showcase it to another blog link-up. Such posts are deleted without notice and you will have to do all of the Thanksgiving dishes. By hand.
  • Please don’t post explanations before your post. We want your writing to be the star of the show. If you need to clarify anything, feel free to do so at the end.
  • The badge for your speakeasy #137 post is found in the sidebar. Add the code to the html view of your post before publishing.


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