the speakeasy at yeah write #86 is open

Welcome to the speakeasy at yeah write #86!  I can’t believe how quickly the year is flying by. If you’re new to the speakeasy, here’s the scoop: this is the fiction and poetry grid of the yeah write franchise. Participants of the grid write 1000 word stories or short poems, based on a photo prompt. We also provide the first line with which every entry will begin. The photo for #86 looks like this:

You have exactly one hour.

Your story can be about anything you like, so long as it makes some reference to the photo prompt and “You have exactly one hour,” is your first line. Submissions should be dated no earlier than the Sunday before the grid opens. In this case, posts will be dated December 2, 2012, or later. Our grid is open to entries until 11:59 EST, Wednesday. On Thursday, we vote for a crowd favourite. The winner gets a fancy button of triumph for their post and accolades from fellow submitters. The winner will also choose the first line that will begin each submission, next week.

Feel free to email me with questions, at, or leave a comment below. Can’t wait to see what you do with the photo!

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