You know that it takes a boatload of people to sail this ship, right? We all pitch in wherever we can, but we like to have a couple of people looking for the treasures that are buried in each of the grids. Starting this week we’ve got a few changes in the crew that we wanted to tell you about.
First of all, Meg is hopping over to the nonfiction grid to share a shift with Michelle. Second, Nate is coming on board to help Natalie steer the fiction grid. Everyone else is holding course for now. We’re excited for this little shake-up, and hope you are too.
Now that I’m out of sailing metaphors, let’s move right along to the weekly challenge!
This week’s ultimate question: Why is the rum gone?
Answer this question in exactly 42 words for the gargleblaster micro challenge, or use it to inspire your submission to the other competitive grids.
Tips for your microstories
This week’s question requires only two things for a good answer: the absence of rum, which was once present; and the reason it is gone. Please note that the verb tense of the answer should match the verb tense of the question. We don’t want you to speculate on what will happen once the rum is gone, or tell us that you plan to drink ALL the rum. There was rum, and right now, there is not. Why?
In case you missed them, you can find last week’s yeah write staff picks and crowd favorites all laid out for you on Friday’s winners’ post. Leave the winners some love in the comments. They will love you right back, we guarantee it.
The weekend’s not over: the moonshine grid is still open. Have something to add? Old posts and new are welcome. No moderation, no voting. It’s a laid-back relaxed kind of place. Drop by, share your work, and while you’re there, visit your fellow yeah writers.
How yeah write works
We’ve got three competitive challenge grids — nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories. They are all moderated. Submissions which do not meet our editorial guidelines will not be passed through to the voting grid.
You can learn more about yeah write in our FAQ.
More than just a weekly writing challenge
Sure, the competitive grids are our bread and butter, but there’s more on the menu. We’re building a community of writers who are continually striving to get better at their craft. The challenge grids are one way to do this. We’ve also got the moonshine weekend writing showcase, which is a great place to let loose and try something new, plus the yeah write coffeehouse — the hippest place on the ‘net to find a writing partner, talk about writing or just hang out with other yeah writers. Head barista Nate serves up a couple shots of espresso every week, specially formulated to get your creative juices flowing. Grab a chair and start chatting up your neighbors!
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