November 2023 Year of the Rabbit Bamboo Shoots Writing Challenge Winners

Okay, this time lets do 100 to 1000 words. Remember, you can ignore these prompts if you choose to do so. Write about whatever you’d like to write about. In any form you wish. Had it with English? Write a piece in the language of your choice. Hawaiian. French. Japanese. Klingon. Pig Latin. No need for a translation.  Just do your thing.  Here are the prompts.

Your’re welcome
Kind words
Words of comfort
Weird words
A word you just learned
A word you make up — Hey, if Shakespeare can do it, so can you. Jim Harstad says that when he’s jamming and fully in the writing flow, if the right word doesn’t come to mind immediately, he makes one up on the spot.
The right word
The wrong word
Funny words

Okay, Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it.  Let’s write.


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