Truth or dare
We all take inspiration from the world around us. I write mainly speculative fiction: what-ifs, could-bes, if-onlys. I love a good dystopian tale, and lately I’m getting some good fodder from the here-and-now.
So what do you do when faced with truth that is already stranger than fiction? You can write about it, directly or indirectly, or you can use your writing as an escape from it. There’s no right or wrong, here, it’s all good. Whatever you choose to do, we dare you to share it with us.
If you decide to take the plunge, be sure to read the submission guidelines before you press Post. Have a favorite yeah writer or two? Why not ask them to be your writing partner? Everyone needs another set of eyes to point out the typos, content errors, and ungainly phraseologies in our posts. Stop by the coffeehouse and make some new friends!
PS -It’s been a while since I had the chance to say a big, loud hello to you all. Hello! Many thanks to Natalie for trusting me with her baby for the time being. Her figurative baby, I mean. She can keep the real one.
Prompt up is our optional weekly writing prompt for the fiction|poetry challenge! Here’s how it works: we choose a sentence prompt from last week’s winning nonfiction post and announce it in the kickoff. It’s your job to use that prompt in your poem or story and then run with it. The prompt is just a springboard, though: feel free to use it as your first sentence, move it, change it, or float down it to other territories.
Meg’s essay, Sometimes We Break Glass, explored its changing presence in our lives. This week’s prompt taken from her essay is: This place is sacred to someone.
Wait! Where’s the poetry slam?
For the next two months, we’re taking some time off from our nonfiction know-how and poetry slams to focus on the super challenge. However, you can always check out our archives if you’re needing a little more inspiration this week. Happy writing!
Yeah write #275 fiction|poetry writing challenge is open for submissions!
Basic yeah write guidelines: 750 word limit; your entry can be dated no earlier than this past Sunday; fiction or poetry only.
How to submit and fully participate in the challenge:
- In the sidebar of this week’s post, please grab the code beneath the challenge grid badge and paste it into the HTML view of your entry
- Follow the InLinkz instructions after clicking “add your link” to upload your entry to this week’s challenge grid
- Your entry should appear immediately on the grid if you don’t receive an error message
- Please make the rounds to read all the entries in this week’s challenge
- Consider turning off moderated comments and CAPTCHA on your own blog
Submissions for this week’s challenges will close on Wednesday at 10pm ET. Voting will then open immediately thereafter and close on Thursday at 10pm ET. The winners, as always, will be celebrated on Friday.