the speakeasy at yeah write #156 is open

welcome, one and all

Someone said there is a party going on this week and, given that we are the queens of parties over here at the speakeasy, we’re gonna let y’all in on the fun! That’s right, yeah write has made it out of the terrible twos with some mighty growing pains — we’re up to, what? 67 editors and 18 challenges a week? Hyperbole — which is completely welcome at this speakeasy. We’re the loosey-goosey arm of yeah write as we accept fiction and poetry and other not-exactly-the-god’s-honest-truth posts. Funny enough, though, you can find a lot of truth in fiction and poetry if it is well done — which is what we’re asking of you!

what a woman wants (to give away, anyway):

  • flip face caricature of your very own just like the yeah write editors use as our avatars
  • coffee mug featuring ML Philpott’s random penguins
  • a premium WordPress blog or portfolio theme by WooThemes (delivered as a .zip file; you are on your own for installation and modifications)
  • 12-month subscription to yeah write that will include up to 12 quick and dirty edits by our wonderful literary editor, Louise, for your planned submissions to the challenge grid or the speakeasy. Improve your writing and increase your chances of earning an editor’s pick or the jury prize
  • a mystery package of books and other goodies from your favorite yeah write editors

You must be a yeah write challenge (includes gargleblaster) and/or speakeasy subscriber to be eligible for any of the prize drawings. So that means you need to sign up now if you haven’t already!

Guess what? The yeah write editors will be linking up some special posts this week. Instead of writing for the prompts, we will be telling you about how we all came to be involved in yeah write and what it means to us. So our posts won’t be eligible for votes (so save them for the non-editory folk), but we’d love it if you took some time to get to know us better.

some-bunny needs a prompt

Okay, this week’s sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner, Alien Aura, can be used ANYWHERE in your piece. And the media prompt is the song Glory Box, by Portishead, which you will find below.

 “Two young hares, rump to rump like duelling pistols, crouched by the gate.”

Here are the rules:

  • Your post must be dated April 6, 2013, or later.
  • Submissions must be 750 words or fewer.
  • Submissions must be fiction or poetry.
  • You must include the following sentence ANYWHERE in your submission: “Two young hares, rump to rump like duelling pistols, crouched by the gate.”
  • You must also include a reference to the media prompt.
  • 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, sorry, Thumper.
  • 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 #156 post is found in the sidebar. Add the code to the html/text view of your post before publishing.
  • And don’t forget to come back on Tuesday and add your link to the Inlinkz grid!

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 need a little guidance, check out our Flash Fiction Guide.


If you are new to the speakeasy and find the above rules a little confusing or intimidating, 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.

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