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Welcome to the fiction and poetry challenge at yeah write

I helped a student today with an essay on Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, the story of a young girl in Nazi Germany whose family takes a Jewish man into hiding. In this story, the two become friends, and books are a shared comfort in such a cold, miserable world. What is striking about this is not their suffering, but their ability to endure it through the power of reading. Books have been a saving grace in the darkest times of my life, and revisiting Zusak’s story reminded me how important a good story can be.

Speaking of good stories, let’s get writing some of our own, shall we?

What happened to the wagon?

This optional prompt is to serve as your inspiration for your fiction or poetry. Use the question, word for word, in your story or poem, or just answer the question. Is the wagon metaphorical, or a literal Radio Flyer? Already have your own story thought up? No problem! The prompt is only there if you need it.

Romance and blank verse, together at last

For the lovely month of May, yeah write has something for both poets and fictioneers. All month long, the fiction focus will be on writing romance, so make sure you’ve stocked up on red roses and chocolates to fortify your efforts. If you’re hanging out in the poetry camp, blank verse is the form we’re slamming this month. Need a writing buddy or advice for either of these forms? Check out the coffeehouse for a little help.

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The fiction|poetry challenge is open for submissions!

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