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…

The Second January Writing Prompt Post for the Year of the Rat Writing Contest — 75 words exactly

Here are the next possible writing prompts.  Remember, this month your entry should be exactly 75 words. From “Buying Lady Lobsters,” by Barbara Gearen She has a new man, so regards the lobster tank at Tamashiro’s Market, shortly after sunrise, hugging her cookbooks to her sweatshirt like a schoolgirl.  She chants the instructions to herself…

First Year a da Rat Writing Contest Prompt for January 2021

Okay.  Here’s to a healthier and one hell of a happier 2021.  Let’s write.  Good therapy. This month the word count is exactly 75 words.  Not 74, not 76, or 75 and a half.  Exactly 75 words. Prompts: 1.  From “Mauna Loa,” by D. Keaweehu The fog often settles on the slopes of Mauna Loa,…

Happy New Year 2021! December 2020 Year a da Rat Writing Contest Winnahs : )

Shoots!  I could not log into da site for days : (  But now I can : ) So, got lotta good entries.  Wow!  Tachiyam, Doreen B., Joy Gold, Fred Payer, Darrell Lum, Piihonua, and Ori C. Li, you all win Ten, count um, TEN Bamboo Bucks.  Each, no worry.  Not you gotta split um…

Second Writing Contest Prompt for December — 90 words EXACTLY

Lotta stuff going on.  Finally, here’s the second writing contest prompt message for December.  Remember, this month’s entries must be EXACLTY 90 words. From “Sun,” by Darrell H.Y. Lum Sun. A transistor plays fuzzy, too-loud rock’n roll. Sweat trickles down my chest, over my belly, and fills my navel. Sun. Crab crawls slow.  Seaweed stinks….

First Writing Contest Prompt for December — 90 words exactly

Here are two possible prompts for this month’s writing contest.  You can always come up with your own.  This month we’re going to go for EXACTLY 90 words.  That’s not 89 words, and it’s not 91 words.  This piece, prose or poetry, or any hybrid you want to try, can be only 90 words EXACTLY….

Whoa! So much good stuff. All dese guys all won in da Novembah Year a da Rat Writing Contes

You all get da big 10 Bamboo Bucks.  Gotta cash um in by Novembah 30 in our online store.  Tell our Joy you won so she give you da 10 Buck discount.  More important.  Awards.  Yeah! Fred Peyer, you win Da Old Geezer (or His Persona) Who Still Get da Sap Going Like One Broken…

Third Writing Prompt for November — Our 100-word writing contest returns

Aloha, aloha, aloha.  Dis da tird an las prompt for Novembah.  100 words only.  Not 99, not 101, but 100 words on da nosy-lani. from “Painted Passages” by Gail N. Harada 1. The even weave of the canvas becomes a familiar as childhood, perhaps an expanse of sky or sea the ground we walk on…

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