Greetings, Earthlings!

Last week your submissions ranged from the super personal to the wildly abstract. It’s definitely amazing how many different directions you took it. Didn’t get a chance to read them all? They’re still there – swing by the winners post and take a look. That’s also a great place to look for ideas on how to structure a micro-fiction or micro-blog post.

The Ultimate Question

This week’s question is:

Who dunnit?

Recipe for a proper gargleblaster

  • Entries must be 42 words exactly. We count.
  • Non-fiction, fiction, and poetry are all welcome.
  • Let your post speak for itself. If you absolutely must explain it, you can write a couple lines at the end. 
  • Link to the individual blog post, not your main blog page.
  • No posts written for other challenges or link-ups. Please do not submit to the gargleblaster if you intend to post the same entry to another blog link-up. While we appreciate the impulse to share your work far and wide, we want your exclusive attention for 42 words.
  • No commercial or promotional posts. If you’ve published a book and your blog has a link in the sidebar somewhere, that’s fine – we love and admire (and even envy) you published writers. However, please keep your yeah write/gargleblaster posts on topic, and don’t include links to purchase your books in the body of your submission.
  • Include the gargleblaster badge and accompanying backlink – it’s right there in the sidebar. It’s the one that says gargleblaster #156 on it.
  • One post per person, please!

Any submission deemed not to meet the guidelines will be removed from the grid and the author will be notified. Read the gargleblaster FAQ for more information.

Remember: the grid is limited to 42 (of course!) submissions. If you miss the grid, don’t panic! Leave your link in the comments of the voting post, or better yet, submit it to the weekend moonshine grid. You won’t be eligible to win the challenge, but you’ll still get folks visiting and reading.


Please be sure to include the proper gargleblaster badge in your post. Not sure how to add the badge? Here are instructions:

  1. Find the gargleblaster badge in the left sidebar. Scroll down until you see it. It should have the gargleblaster name as well as the current challenge number.
  2. Copy the code in the box under the badge. 
  3. Open your blog post in edit mode, click on “Text” or “HTML” to get to the html code and paste the code there.
  4. Save, and voila! That should do it.

Now when you look at the published page, you should be able to click on the image and it will take you to the gargleblaster page.

What now?

You’ve posted your gargleblaster. You remembered the badge. You linked it up. Next step? Read, comment, share the love. Voting opens on Wednesday!

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