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Writing Contest Prompt for R 6/18 from Darrell: Mask

Aloha #WriterThursday, I hope you are well and taking precautions still. Today’s #WritingPrompt is MASK Use it to write a piece or any style, poem, short story, play, or essay, and then post that piece as a Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest entry, or as a Shoot da Breeze non-contest entry.  We would love to read…

Boy and Uncle: Fountain of Youth (June 5 prompt – Whoo Hoo)

Boy and Uncle: Fountain of Youth –Uncle, how come you always drinking beer? –Beer. Das my fountain of yout’. You know like Pants de Leon. –Ponce de Leon. –Yeah, yeah. He went look fo da Fountain of Yout’. Someplace Florida, la dat. –But he nevah find um, Uncle. –Nevah find um? Florida, get plenny old…

Recognition (800 words)

“I brought in me,” my father said. “What?” “I am Kang Yu’s nephew.  I –” I interrupted.  “You mean I am part of that freaking family?  Gi Yu is my cousin?” “Yes, Lanning, I’m afraid you are related, but not by blood, if that’s any consolation.  I am his nephew by adoption.” Yeah, that was better, but really, this…