the speakeasy at yeah write #148 is open

Would you like to swing on a star?

Welcome, one and all, to the speakeasy at yeah write. If you’re looking for a sparkle of stardust magic in the form of fiction or poetry, this is your galaxy! If you favor traditional blog posts and personal essay, catch a falling star over on the challenge grid.

A little comet told me that we’re welcoming writers from Tipsy Lit to our solar system for the week — grab an orbit and c’mon in! And let’s consider this a cultural exchange, as several of us will be warping over there next week for First Contact. What’s our goal with this exchange? Peace throughout the galaxy, of course. And a wee bit of horizon expanding. And some good-old camaraderie with other writerly internet species. So welcome our new friends with some amazing stuff this week!

OK, all of you stars and star catchers out there — we’ve not only met our 20 entry threshold for the editor’s pick, but we obliterated it last week, like a bobsledder stuck in a bathroom in Sochi. Great job, superstars! Let’s keep that awesome momentum going. But remember, even though we’re not moderated like the challenge grid, we want your best stuff, so don’t slap a new label on a jar of peanut butter and call it caviar, ‘kay?

Twinkle, twinkle, little prompts

 “No one could ever know what happened here.”

Good morning, starshine. Here are your rules:

  • Your post must be dated February 9, 2013, or later.
  • Submissions must be 750 words or fewer.
  • Submissions must be fiction or poetry.
  • You must include the following sentence ANYWHERE within your submission: “No one could ever know what happened here.
  • The Speakeasy is for submissions written specifically for the 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 your star will go supernova, leaving you in the cold, empty universe.
  • Please don’t post long 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 #148 post is found in the sidebar. Add the code to the html view of your post before publishing.


16 Responses to “the speakeasy at yeah write #148 is open”

  1. jenbrunett February 11, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    I love your writing, Courtney!

    • iasoupmama February 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

      Aww, shucks… and thank you!

  2. atrm61 February 13, 2014 at 12:42 am #

    Read all ,commented and voted:-)Feeling great !

    • Suzanne February 14, 2014 at 9:33 am #

      That’s awesome! Thank you so much for being an active participant at the speakeasy! 😀

      • atrm61 February 14, 2014 at 11:22 am #

        Thank you for making it such a fun experience Suzanne-I like to read and vote as much as possible for ppl need to be appreciated,acknowledged and supported-sp those like me who are new to writing :-)But I do understand the constraints of time in the real world,so its ok if someone whom you read and comment on,doesn’t return the favour 😀

  3. jannatwrites February 13, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    I have to say, the stories this week were fabulous and I enjoyed reading them all! As I went through my ‘short list’ of possible votes, I had twelve! Soooo hard to pick only three :) Great writing, everyone!

    • Suzanne February 14, 2014 at 9:34 am #

      I hear you. It gets harder to choose each week! Thank you for taking the time to read all the entries and vote, Janna! We really appreciate it. :)

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