[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Thanks for another great week at yeah write weekly writing challenge. If this was your first time here, welcome! We hope you had a good time in our friendly little circles; we really are a great group of writers and readers. There were two virgins in the competition, we are excited about introducing our community to a few more next week!

As an interesting side note, our yeah write editors aren’t eligible for our editorial staff picks, but they do compete in the challenges as their schedules allow. Thanks to the four editors who participated this week![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Yeah write #181 weekly writing challenge editors’ picks: non-fiction

I Remember Black Coffee by J Edward Benoit

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J Edward Benoit’s “I Remember Black Coffee” captures one of those brief, but palpable milestones in coming of age. It’s not just the passing of the torch—or, in this case, a semi-apocryphal family story down the generations that makes this post my pick. It’s that the greater story plays out against a background of magnified tiny details, the sort of thing that memories hinge on. Like the title, it’s bitter and sweet.
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Heady Cheese by Kinley Dane

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“Heady Cheese” is not only hilarious in its absurdity, but is subtly crafted with an engaging, conversational tone and playful word choice. The phrase “meat jelly” triggers food nightmares, and the image of Kinley psyching herself up to “eat brains” was hilariously horrific. The oddities compound themselves: a total stranger insisting Kinley try the cheese, and calling her babe while eating leftovers from her hand. It’s a well-done characterization in few words.
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Yeah write #181 weekly writing challenge editors’ pick: micro-stories challenge

After the Bar by J Edward Benoit

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J Edward did everything right in this gargleblaster. His language is gritty and gorgeous. His personification of Thursday doesn’t feel stilted or forced. And his clever wordplay does not detract from the noir feel. He both sets a mood and gives us a story, which is extremely difficult to do in 42 words. 
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After the Bar

I stumbled over Thursday, in the gutter, bleeding out its final minutes. I offered it a smoke. “Time’s almost up,” I said. “Spare a quarter?” it asked me. I checked my watch. “Sorry, friend. By my count you’ve only got ten minutes.”

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Congratulations to this week’s winners! If you earned the highest number of votes in either challenge, you are this week’s crowd favorite. If you came in second or third, you get top row honors along with the crowd fave. Grab your winner’s badge from our sidebar!

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

Holy smokes, is it finally Friday? That means it’s time for our weekend community to open up and let practically every one in town have a seat at the bar. BYOB, bring your own water, bring your own non-commercial story. Natalie, our fiction co-editor is the fictional bartender, and she will serve you something pineapple-y if you ask her nicely. Join her at the moonshine grid.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

Challenge grid final results: non-fiction

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Challenge grid final results: micro-stories

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