Is it March yet?

Valentine’s Day is over and I’ve got a hangover from the sweetness of my fellow editors. Not only are they all wonderfully talented writers, they are kind and generous friends. Our little Valentine exchange had us shedding happy tears around the country. As one of the grumpier ones in the group, and since I’m out of tissues over here, I’m going to have to ask that we all stop being so nice to each other. {sniffle}

It’s winter break here in my house, something I completely do not understand since my kid was just home for holiday break in December and spring break is coming at the end of March and we’ve had 2.5 snow days. I think a day off for President’s Day might have been sufficient, but our district gives the kids 3 days off (plus the weekend, so that’s 5 days!) so it’s plenty of fodder for writing with no time to do it.

Is February trying to kill you, too, or is it just me?

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Just the basics

Don’t skip over that link to yesterday’s kickoff post. There is valuable information in there!

Today the grid opens for our nonfiction writing challenge. There is a limit of 500 words plus 100 words grace. The nonfiction challenge closes Wednesday at 9:59 p.m. US Eastern. Voting opens one hour later for both our readers and our editorial staff. On Friday, we will publish editorial picks and announce the popular vote winner.

The ultimate question: what went wrong?

Need a suggestion to get the creative juices flowing today? The ultimate question for this week’s microstories challenge is just the optional prompt you need. Use it or don’t, it’s your call.

The yeah write #201 weekly writing challenge is open for nonfiction: personal essays, creative opinion, mostly true stories based on actual events. You can check out the submission guidelines and join us with your essay using the link below.