Category Archives: Speakeasy

Speakeasy 153 – Remaking Hugo

Okay, so this week’s sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner, Stacie, must be used as the FIRST line in your piece. And the media prompt is a painting by Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian. Mondrian is best known for his modern work, … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 152 – Survivor’s Guilt

Okay, so this week’s sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner, Suzanne, can be used ANYWHERE in your piece. And the media prompt is a song that many of you will recognize. It’s Stayin’ Alive, by the Bee Gees. As with all our … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 151 – Elise in Love

Your Prompts This week’s sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner, Janna, must be used as the FIRST line in your piece. The media prompt is a photograph, by Czintos Ödön, that captures some of those beautiful colours I can’t wait to see … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 150 – Looking In the Black Hole

This week’s sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner, Karen, must be used as the LAST line in your piece. The media prompt is a neat short film I stumbled across, over at Future Shorts on YouTube. It’s called The Black Hole and was directed by … Continue reading

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Speakeasy Voting – VOTE FOR ME!!!!

Hey all you faithful followers I have a simple request. Hop over to the Speakeasy voting at Yeah Write and give me some love. I got this e-mail a little while back: You can get there following this link: Speakeasy … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 149 – Blame the Sinner

 This week’s sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner, Suzanne, must be used as the FIRST line in your piece. And the media prompt is a painting called The Chess Queens, by Muriel Streeter, which you will find below. As with all … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 147 – Dream Girl

This week’ sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner, tinsenpup, must be used as the FIRST line in your piece. And the media prompt is a picture, which you will find below. As with all our media prompts, your post shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 146 – The Stranger

The instructions for Speakeasy 146: The last line in this Speakeasy should be: “I sat there and waited, but he never came back.” Also, there should be some reference to the video clip below from the British comedy show, Bladder the … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 145 – Time Travel? What Time Travel?

The instructions for Speakeasy 145: Time to play your cards Because today just happens to be Paul Cézanne’s birthday, we’ve chosen one of his paintings for our art prompt. This painting is one of a series of five, known as The … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 144 – Can They Change History?

The instructions for Speakeasy 144: This week’ sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner, can be used anywhere in your piece. And the media prompt is a song, Elton John’s cover of a song by the Beatles that topped the … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 143 – Is He In Time?

The instructions for Speakeasy 143: This week’ sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner, must be used as the FIRST line in your piece. And the media prompt is a photo, which you will find below. As with all our … Continue reading

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My List of Regular Blog Challenges – 3 January -Yeah Write Moonshine Grid

Do you ever take a look at your list of visits to see which blog posts are receiving regular traffic? I do and not surprisingly the one seeing the most clicks now is a post based on Growing Wave petunias. … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 142 – Saving Millicent?

The instructions for Speakeasy 142: Your piece must include the following sentence anywhere: “I don’t think that’s a good idea.” Plus a reference to this media item: ************************************************************************ Months of study was required to document everything they knew about this time. … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 141 – Happiness Lost

The instructions for Speakeasy 141: Your piece must include the following sentence in the last line: “There was nothing left for her to do but walk away.” Plus a reference to this video: ************************************************************************ Julia was ready for the feeling that … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 140 – The Life Decision

The instructions for Speakeasy 140: Your piece must include the following sentence in the first line: “ I found the tracks in the deep snow between the trees.” ************************************************************************ I found the tracks in the deep snow between the trees. I wondered how … Continue reading

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