Writing Prompts for the May 2021 Year of the Ox Bamboo Ridge Writing Contest — 250 Words (Max)

A very Happy May to all of you writers, and a special aloha to all you Kalani High School Falcons.  There are three writing prompts for this month’s contest.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a piece of any kind, a story, a poem, an observation, a dialog, a personal…

More writing prompts for 04/2021, pieces of both 25 and 100 words : )

Again, friends, Jim Harstad has suggested this month’s writing contest rules.  Here they are: First, write a piece that is either exactly 25 or exactly 100 words long. Then, if you wrote a 25-word piece, you must expand that to exactly 100 words, then publish both those pieces together on the contest site. If you…

First Prompts for the April 2021 Year of the Ox Writing Contest. Both 25 and 100 words : )

Okay, Happy Year of the Ox, I hope your burdens are few, your pencils are sharpened, your pens are ink-filled, and your keyboards and mouses are lint free for the lunar new year. Jim Harstad has suggested this month’s writing contest rules.  Here they are:  Write a piece that is either exactly 25 or exactly…

March 2021 Year of the Rat (Pau) Writing Contest Winners : )

Okay, everybody listed below wins TEN, count um, TEN Bamboo Bucks to use for books, shirts, bags, or anything else in the BRP online store.  Before you shop, email [email protected] to request a code to use when you’re checking out.  Make sure to spend your bucks by April 30. And now, the much coveted awards…

More Prompts for March Year of the Rat Writing Contest — exactly 25 or 100 words

Here are some more prompt ideas for March.  Remember, your piece is either 25 words or 100 words exactly.  These excerpts are from Bamboo Ridge, The Hawaii Writers’ Quarterly, No. 44, Fall 1989, Last Quarter. * * * * * From “Something of Ours,” by Robin Lim For a long time after — after you, years…

March Year of the Ox Writing Prompts : ) 25 words or 100 words exactly

Happy New Year!  It’s the Year of the Ox and time to write.  Again : )  This month, every piece should be about an ox.  No no no.  Just kidding.  This month’s prompts are below.  The length requirement this month is either exactly 25 words or exactly 100 words Your choice. The following prompt possibilities…

February 2021 Winners for Our Year of the Rat Writing Contest

Congratulations to Fred Peyer, Jim Harstand, E.W. Kattz, Piihonua, Darrell Lum, and Joy Gold.  So many good pieces.  Each of you wins 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in our online store for books, bags, shirts, or whatever you like.  Remember, email [email protected] to request a code for use when you are checking out.  Make sure…

More Prompts for the February Year of the Rat Writing Contest — Exactly 50 words

Here are some more writing prompts for February.  Remember, it’s entries of EXACTLY 50 words this month. From “Scenes from Childhood:  Palolo Valley,” by Joseph S.M.J. Chong All I can remember is Anita curled up on the parlor floor screaming as my father stood above her, leather belt in hand, lashing her.  My mother was…

February Year of the Rat Writing Contest Prompts — 50 words exactly

Okay, Happy Valentine’s Day in advance.  I love you all. This month how about 50 words max.  Sounds good to me. Here are some prompts you can use or not; it’s to you.  Joy Gold actually used the kitchen sink in one of her January pieces.  You can use the kitchen sink as well.  All…

January 2021 Year of the Rat Writing Contest Winners : ) Yay!

Okay writers, these are the folks who each get 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in the BRP online store.  But books, or shirts, or bags, or whatever.  Just email [email protected] to request the code to use in the online store.  Make sure to use your bucks before February 28. The winners for January are: Ori…

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