[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Friday. The last workday in your week, if you’re like most of us. The first workday of the week if you’re a teacher. None of the above if you’re here at yeah write: it’s the day we announce the editors’ picks and crowd favorites on all three grids. Take a minute to check it out, look for your post and congratulate the winners of the nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microfiction challenges. Just don’t tell anyone I almost used an Oxford comma just then. I’ll be grounded all weekend.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Yeah write #192 weekly writing challenge staff picks: non-fiction

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the smeller’s the feller by priscilla queen of the dessert

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The nonfiction grid seems to often be full of serious and deep posts. It might be because we pour our hearts and souls into that which we feel so deeply. It could also be that humor is hard and not everyone finds the same things funny. But when someone pulls off a hilarious post, I feel like we need to point it out. I will admit that I love a good fart story and this one did not disappoint. Even though we’re talking about bathroom humor, it’s never crass. If it went too far it would cease to be funny; staying just barely on the right side of the line is what makes this post a success.
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Yeah write #192 weekly writing challenge staff picks: fiction|poetry

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that night you wore velvet by silverleaf

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This tritina’s form blends a conversational style with a musicality, rhythm and meter that dance much like the couple in the poem. Memories like the one the speaker relates are powerfully rooted in the senses and the language in each stanza reflects this; so the “darkness […] thick as velvet” and the “leaden church bell” mimic the heaviness of the third stanza, while the “whisper” and the “tinkle” of the bell do the same for the lighter second stanza. Silverleaf finishes off the poem with a linguistically drawn out reflection on the passage of time, and how memory remains strong with a simple physiological response, maintaining the core imagery in form as well as content.
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Yeah write #192 weekly writing challenge staff picks: microstories

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home away from home by twenty six letters

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As I read this microstory I immediately started running through my favorite books in my head, trying to determine which one the author was referencing, when I realized it didn’t matter – it could be any or all, Grimm, Alice, Lord of the Rings, Fionavar, anything. I identified with her story so effortlessly that I had to remind myself she wasn’t writing about my memories. On the technical side, I loved the rhythm of the short lines – almost, but not quite, equal in number of syllables, like waves where each one is alike but not quite the same.
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Looking for your badge? Now that all our writers are under one roof, we’re sharing our badges as well as our drinks. That’s right: fiction|poetry, nonfiction and microstories have the same badges. It doesn’t clutter up our sidebar, and they’ll still look pretty on yours!

Everybody: before you go, please take some time to leave your favorites a little love in the comments.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Weekend moonshine grid opens today at 6 p.m. eastern time

After you’re done strolling through the park, warm up your hot cocoa with a slug of something from the mystery bottles behind Natalie’s bar at the moonshine grid. What’s in there? Scotch? Schnapps? Cherry brandy? You’ll never know unless you drop by the grid this weekend. Just leave your snow boots and commercial posts outside where they belong.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

Yeah write #192 challenge results

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