With my freeze ray I will STOP
…the world. Those lyrics from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog have been stuck in my brain for a week. They took up residency there as I was making my Dr. Horrible freeze ray for my Halloween costume. Hallween was a very rainy night here in Chicago so the impact of my awesome costume was marred a bit by a bright red umbrella. Still, it was fun to roam the streets with all the other villains. But a strange thing happened.
I found myself doing things in that costume I would never do without it. I stared longingly into laundromats, I sneered at the superheroes I passed by, and when I was singing on the El it sure felt like I was hitting the high notes just as well as Neil Patrick Harris. I was eager for attention.
When I got home, I wrote down three ideas for a character sort of like Dr. Horrible. Wearing that costume allowed me to open some doors in my personality that are usually barricaded. Maybe I’ll keep my costumes near my writing desk so I can access those gateways into different people.
Before unleashing all of the characters living inside your head, make sure to check out the submission guidelines. Take a peek if you haven’t already, or maybe refresh your memory if you’ve participated before. It will give you confidence when you click that submit button.
Meet our members
Yeah write is a 100% volunteer run organization, and we couldn’t do what we do without the support of some amazing members. Why don’t you swing by and see who they are? While you’re there, give them a big thank you, or maybe a hug. And if you’re so inclined, consider becoming a member yourself.
Who’s that knocking at the door?
The optional prompt above can serve as inspiration for your fiction or poetry. Use the question word for word in your story or poem, or just answer it. Already have a different story thought up? No problem! Use the prompt only if you need it.
Coming soon! An all new weekly fiction|poetry prompt inspired by you!
Need a bit more? For this month’s focus on fiction, we are singing REM songs at the top of our lungs. In the poetry corner, we’re declaring our ever-lasting love for…something. Chocolate hazelnut spread? Cable-knit sweaters? Tell us about it.
Still drawing a blank? Join the conversation in the coffeehouse. You’ll notice we moved it to a Facebook group where it’s much easier to access and share!
Is this your first time here?
Check out Sunday’s post which kicked off the week here at yeah write. If you don’t think you can remember to check back every Sunday, sign up for our email blasts. We send them directly to your inbox. No fuss!
Yeah write #238 fiction|poetry writing challenge is open for submissions!
You can check out the submission guidelines and join us with your essay using the link below.