June 2023 Year of the Rabbit Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest Prompts

Hey. It’s June. Let’s write a piece, between 100 and 500 words that celebrates something.

It can be anything from being alive, to a wedding or some other festive event.
Or it could be about getting a new job or a promotion or retirement.
Maybe the birth of your child, grandchild, or a friends’ child.
First date.
New car.
Hole in one.
Winning the big game.
Finishing your first marathon.
And so on.

But not all celebrations are ‘happy’ events, right? I mean some of us mark the passing of someone, perhaps annually.

More and more I see the term ‘funeral’ being replaced with ‘celebration of life’. I’ve been to some celebrations of life where everyone was still mourning, grieving, devastated.

Of course, as always, you can write about anything you like. No need to follow the prompts. The only rule is that the piece must be between 100 and 500 words, and the number of words in your title doesn’t count against the total.

Okay, friends, let’s write.

Oh, and don’t forget to check to see if you were a winner in May:

May 2023 Year of the Rabbit Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest Winners


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  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.

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