confessions of a (not so) reformed disco queen
Disco music is my guilty pleasure. I force my tap classes to tap to it. I have a disco station on my Pandora. And I once starred in the straight-to-VHS-via-dubbed-copies-of-the-original Saturday Night Fever III, directed by my first college boyfriend and filmed exclusively with one steady cam in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He released it briefly on his Vimeo site to celebrate the 20th anniversary of filming. Gulp.
If you are like me and a bouncing bass line gets you in the mood to groove — and you write flash fiction and poetry — this is your hotspot tonight. If you danced on disco’s grave and choose to write traditional blog posts and personal essay, you should check out our sista site, yeah write.
play that funky music, write-ers
Last week we were in that amazing conga line of 31 entries — all right, outta site on unlocking both the editor’s pick and the inaugural fourth vote! Remember, we close the doors at 40, so even if you show up dressed to kill and ready to tango, if you’re number 41, you’re not getting past the bouncer.
Ah, ah, ah, ah, here come the prompts! Here come the prompts!
“It would be so easy.”
Here are the rules:
- Your post must be dated March 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: “It would be so easy.”
- 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 you will lose your title of “Dancing Queen.”
- 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 #152 post is found in the sidebar. Add the code to the html view of your post before publishing.
Remember to think outside the box when you write your piece. Exercise those fabulous writer’s muscles! Think about how others might use the prompts, then go in a different direction.
If you have any questions about the challenge (how to use the prompts, how to add your link to the link-up, etc.) please check our FAQ page or email one of the speakeasy editors. You can find our info at the bottom of the page. We’re here to help.