WoooooHooooo! October themes for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 – 100 Contest. Geev um!

If August and September were bonus theme months, then October is SUPER bonus theme month : ) The themes are inspired by BR issues #15 and #16:

Note: For further creative inspiration, if you’d like to read the pieces used for the theme choices, you can find them here:

“Shakuhachi,” by Les Peetz

“Sisters” and “Obituary,” by Susan Nunes

First off, theme number one gotta be: The Big Island. Both Susan and Les were born there. Man, the stories I’ve told about the Big Island . . . the stories I could tell. The theme not only honors their birthplace, but it’s also to honor Auntie Dottie and Uncle George, Commander Ralph Tabor Williams, Rodney Kamalii and Owen Ho, Sonny Chillingworth, Robert and Roland, John Shigemura, Kevin Mann, Danny Stueber, and the entire Hilo High Viking Class of 1990, with a special nod to Sheri Gallipeau and Tonya Grogg. Da lis could go on. And on. Mahalo to all of you for the stories you’ve helped me live.

Theme #1: The Big Island
Theme #2: Playing host
Theme #3: Internment camp
Theme #4: A sacred trust
Theme #5: If I don’t have ______, I die
Theme #6: An if you get one shakuhachi story, geev um. In fact if you get one story about ANY musical instrument, geev um.
Theme #7 Sisters
Theme #8: Hateful
Theme #9: Carnival
Theme #10: Bug off
Theme #11: Can I go with you?
Theme #12: That faraway look
Theme #13: I didn’t give a damn
Theme #14: How they make you feel
Theme #15: I didn’t really understand then
Theme #16: Obituary
Theme #17: I don’t like this place
Theme #18: Tired of hearing it
Theme #19: Differences
An what da heck. Theme #20: Halloween

For any of you who don’t like to make choices, your assignment is Theme #10 : )

For everyone else, pick one theme — or all TWENTY if you’d like that challenge : ) — and write your entry accordingly.


Contest Rules

Here are the rules for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest:

1. You can submit one entry per month. All entries must be posted on the Bamboo Shoots page of the BRP site between October 1 and October 31 at 2:00 p.m. HST. Good, uh? Pau early, go Trick-or-Treat aftah.

2. The entries -- prose, poetry, or plays -- must be between 100 WORDS minimum and 100 LINES maximum. Sound familiar? It's a cross between the 100-word short-short story contest and the 100-line submission maximum for the upcoming 100th issue of BAMBOO RIDGE.

If you plan to approach the 100 line maximum, please draft your work following the original submission guidelines: double-spaced with 1” margins, using 12 pt. Times Roman.

3. Every entry must have a title, and that title does NOT count against either the word total or the line total.

4. In the section below the title where it says

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece:

You MUST include your word count. For example:

Title: Why I Live at Black Point in the Winter

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece: 832 words

Body: After I made my first million, which was way too easy, blah blah blah . . . blah blah blah. So that's why now I can only afford to live at Black Point for three months a year.

5. Winners will be announced shortly after 2:00 p.m. HST, October 31, and will win Bamboo Bucks credit to spend in the BRP online bookstore.

6. Don't forget that 29 entries from July 2010 through June 2011 were selected for publication in the upcoming landmark 100th issue of BAMBOO RIDGE. So you never know. Your piece might be published in a future issue of BAMBOO RIDGE : )

Good luck and keep on writing!

This prompt is closed for submissions.

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