A quick note from yeah write principal editor Erica M

Please help us welcome Meg Galipault as our newest yeah write editor! Meg will be working with Natalie, her fiction co-editor, to relaunch the speakeasy in this space October 12. We are excited to have Meg bring her many talents to our editorial staff, yet we are a tiny bit sad as she loses eligibility for editor’s selections each week. However, editor’s submissions are accepted in any challenge, and we are proud of her for winning this week’s non-fiction popular vote.

Meg’s very first post as our new Friday winners’ post cheerleader is below. Many many thanks to Cindy Reed, who will stay with us as a contributing writer, for setting the yeah write example for congratulating our winners each Friday for the past year.


Yeah write #180 weekly writing challenge editors’ pick: non-fiction challenge

One Answer by Jan at Red’s Wrap

Michelle Longo non-fiction challenge editor

Michelle Longo, non-fiction challenge editor

This piece takes the idea of “be careful what you wish for” and examines the way life’s twists and turns can affect us. Jan’s desire to remain “lounging in the hammock of good intentions and generosity” speaks to the fears and uncertainty that forward momentum can bring. Things were good and her line, “It was already too much cake,” reminds us that we all fear that moment when things are so good we don’t want to rock the boat. And like my pick for last week, Jan doesn’t tie up this essay neatly at the end. She leaves us feeling as unsure as she must have been after that phone call.


Yeah write #180 weekly writing challenge editors’ picks: micro-stories challenge

Christine Hanolsy managing editor

Christine Hanolsy,
managing editor

The Entire Spectrum of White by Thom at TNKerr Writing Prompts and Practice

Thom gave us something decidedly different from his usual wry humor this week with a post that shifted moods as subtly as the sunlight he described. The gentle way he lingered on each image made the piece feel much longer than 42 words, a moment caught between breaths.

I watched the morning sunlight curl through her hair.
Changing shades with subtle variations.
Captivated; I marked the warm, buttery-white glow that framed her countenance.
Meanwhile, cool-white reflected from the shameless wisps that couldn’t be tamed,
rivaling the blued-white of her blouse.

Welcome to our six virgins in the challenges this week, and congratulations to this week’s winners! Everybody: before you go, please take some time to leave your favorites a little love in the comments.

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

Natalie D is hosting this gin joint, opening the doors to yeah write’s weekend community, the moonshine grid. I’m dusting off my Foxfire books in search of some authentic moonshine recipes, listed somewhere in between hog dressing tips and snake handling first-aid. No offense to Cindy R, but the leftover pumpkin spice-flavored batch tastes like a Yankee Candle. The moonshine grid is the flip side of our weekly challenges: a laid-back place where we accept anything except commercial or sponsored posts. It’s a great showcase for your practice writing — those posts that might not meet the challenge grid submission guidelines. Closing time is midnight on Sunday, 11:59 PM EST.

Challenge grid final results: non-fiction

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Challenge grid final results: micro-stories

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