the speakeasy at yeah write #91 is open

Welcome to the speakeasy, where we help you get started writing cool stuff for your blog, every week.

Note, for example, that we have the first sentence for your post already prepared. Begin your story or poem with this line:

The footsteps paused briefly at her doorway.

Your submission can be about anything you like, but it must make some reference to the photo prompt below, as you understand it. Be sure to open with that first line we’ve provided.  Keep your post to a thousand words or less. Submissions should be dated no earlier than January 6. Our grid is open to entries until 11:59 EST, Wednesday night. One post per person, please. On Thursday, we vote for a crowd favourite. This week, if we get 10+ entries, the winner gets a fancy button of triumph for their post, accolades from fellow submitters and a $25 Amazon gift card. As winner, you’ll also provide the first sentence everyone will use next week.

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If you follow the link-up instructions and run into trouble, feel free to email me with questions, at, or leave a comment below. Did you bring a virgin unto the grid? You get custom photography for your blog! Let me know in comments for whom you’re responsible.

Can’t wait to see what you do with the prompts this week! Good luck, ducks.


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