Welcome, virgins!

Everybody say hi to the four yeah write newbies who joined the challenge grid this week! Hi virgins! Thanks for joining us and putting your heart and hard work into your stories. And welcome back to our regulars! Without your constancy, we’d have no funky cheese shop to visit each week, and no winners to applaud. Here they are…

Crowd favorite

“Drowning in Guilt” by Priscilla at Queen of the Dessert


Priscilla at Queen of the Dessert takes crowd favorite this week with her post “Drowning in Guilt,” an agonizing tale of an angry goodbye, a boyfriend’s death, and years of self-blame. Congratulations, Priscilla! You’ve earned the crowd favorite badge in the sidebar.

Congratulations also to our runner-up, Jenn Berney at Goodnight Already, for her post “Leaving Colorado Part 3: Long Stretch of Nothing.” You get a badge too!

The kiwi of the week is…

Who gets Kevin the Kiwi this week? Which post stood out from the crowd?  This week, submissions editor Rowan G picks “Accidents and the drive to feel pretty” by Alisa at Ice Scream Mama. Rowan loved this uniformly well put-together piece which, in her words, shows that “you can use wordplay without being over the top using shapes or repetition or a thesaurus, all of which are just designed to make the reader suffer.” Congratulations, Alisa! Go tuck that kiwi badge in your pocket and take it home to your blog.

Who Does Comment Bob love this week?

Comment Bob fell in love with Soapie at Searching for Substance, who showed oodles of yeah write spirit, cheering everyone on with her many supportive comments. Congratulations Soapie! Bob is waiting in the sidebar to embrace you and deliver his badge.

Weekend moonshine grid opens today at 6 p.m. eastern time

It’s the weekend, and Natalie D will shortly be setting up the moonshine grid and bathtub gin just for you. Don’t blame me, but Natalie has declared it “line dancing & bingo weekend” and she’s making everyone play five cards at once, so bring your stamper. And of course she’s the one who gets to pull balls out of the bingo cage. The moonshine grid is the flip side of our weekly challenges: a no-stress link-up where we accept anything except commercial or sponsored posts. Closing time is midnight on Monday.


The thumbnails are now sorted in the grid from most votes to the least. In the case of a tie, the thumbnails are additionally sorted by page views. Do not be discouraged if your blog has landed near the bottom of the grid; especially if it was a tight race. The fun lies in getting better exposure for your blog and, in the spirit of competition, an incentive to improve your writing and blogging skills. It’s a win-win for everybody involved. Thanks again, everybody, for submitting, for reading, and for accepting the weekly writing challenge. And for making yeah write the most welcoming spot on the Interwebs for writers who blog and bloggers who write.

Before you go

Take a moment to congratulate this week’s winners in the comments, and give a shout-out to your favorites on the grid. Come back next week and spin another yarn for us in about 600 words.

Yeah write #166 opens with the kickoff post on Sunday, the gargleblaster on Monday, and the challenge grid and speakeasy fiction jam on Tuesday. Be sure you’ve subscribed to our email list to get notice when prompts are posted, grids open, and voting begins. It’s easy to do! Just sign up right here. And then come back and bring your best writing to the best writing community around! See you next week.

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