January 2024 Year of the Rabbit Bamboo Shoots Writing Challenge Prompts

Aloha and a very Happy New Year to you all. First, the 45th Anniversary Banquet & Fundraiser (including a Silent Auction) is coming up on Saturday, March 2nd. If you can, please come out and support BRP:

45th Anniversary Banquet & Fundraiser

Also, please consider purchasing a copy of the 45th anniversary BR issue:

45th Anniversary: Bamboo Ridge Issue 124

Now, in honor of this issue, here are this month’s writing prompts which you can use if you like, or go ahead and write about anything you choose. Here we go:

The big issue
A long time
Financial precarity

As usual, let’s write something between 100 and 500 words, in any language you choose, with no translation required, although you will possibly connect with a wider audience if you can provide a translation.

Okay, let’s write.






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