August 2023 Year of the Rabbit Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest Prompts : )

Okay, this month let’s do the usual. Write between 100 and 500 words.  Remember, you can ignore all of these prompts if you want to do your own thing.


This month you have to work the word August or summer into your piece.  That’s a must.  Otherwise, feel free to ignore the following list of triggers:

Air Conditioners
Yard work
Water bottle
Sea life

Okay, so there’s the list.  Remember, 100 to 500 words, and you must use the word August or summer in your piece.

Don’t forget.  Any piece you post for the monthly contests might be selected for publication in a future issue of Bamboo Ridge.

Good writing to you all.


By participating in the Bamboo Shoots community, you agree to the following rules:
  1. We reserve the right to remove content that promotes hate or gratuitous violence. Be respectful and courteous to others.
  2. All contest challenge entries must be submitted by the designated
  3. Enter as many times as you like using a trigger/prompt (this page).
  4. Contest Challenge entries can be prose (including short stories, nonfiction essays, or whatever you write), poetry, or plays -- or any type of hybrid writing you dream up.
  5. Every entry must have a title -- unless you choose to enter a haiku, in which case you can simply enter the word haiku in the title section.
  6. All content/entries should be original work. You retain ownership of your entries; however, we may ask to use them elsewhere on the site or on social media to help promote Bamboo Ridge and/or the Bamboo Shoots online writing community.
  7. Winners will be announced with all possible speed after the end of each month. Winners receive 10 Bamboo Bucks credit to spend in the BRP online bookstore. Bamboo Bucks have no monetary value outside of the online store.
  8. Entries may also be selected for publication in the regular Bamboo Ridge Journal. If your piece is chosen, the editors will contact you via the email address on file.
  9. Please note that you need not enter the contest challenge in order to post on Bamboo Shoots. You may post other writing if you choose. We welcome that here:  Click this link to go to Shoot da Breeze.

This prompt is closed for submissions.

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