postcards in the sand with seashells

the speakeasy at yeah write #168 is open

everything’s just beachy, thank you

Hiya, bootleggers! I hope that you are enjoying the dawn of July! This is our second-to-last week of the regular gin, next week will be our last soiree before the rockin’ summer series starts. Check it out, yo!

If you’re a total noob and don’t know how this works, don’t fret! We’re a happy clan and we’re glad to welcome any and all to our motley crew. We accept fiction and poetry here, traditional blog posts, personal essay; other factual stuffs belong on our sober sister’s spot, the challenge grid.

So, it goes this-a-way: submit your best on Tuesday or Wednesday. If we snag 20 entries, the editors who aren’t drowning in summertime obligations will choose an editor’s pick. If 30 lost souls find us, we’ll give y’all an extra vote as a reward, but beware – only 40 entries are allowed, so if you happen to be entry 41, you’re buried in sand and can’t dig yourself out fast enough to get on the grid this week. Sorry!

the prompts (much better than sand in your crack):

postcards in the sand with seashells

“When did you know you were lost?” he asked.

the rules (on a map):

  • Your post must be dated June 29, 2013, or later.
  • Submissions must be 750 words or fewer.
  • Submissions must be fiction or poetry.
  • You must use the following sentence as the FIRST line in your submission: When did you know you were lost?” he asked.
  • 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 and you’ll find yourself wandering the desert looking for dessert.
  • 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 #168 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.

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