September 2023 Year of the Rabbit Bamboo Shoots Writing Challenge Prompts

Okay, it’s September, which means it’s time to buy all your Halloween stuff yesterday. One of these days I predict that Valentine’s Day candy will be taken off the shelves and immediately replaced by Halloween candy.

This month, let’s do 100 words minimum with no max upper limit. A good warm up for NaNoWriMo in November: You need to pump out 1666 words a day for 30 days if you take on that challenge. For those of you who’ve never tried it, you should. It’s a wonderful challenge.

Okay, I’m going to offer up the usual prompts that you may feel free to ignore. Write whatever. That’s the way they do it with NaNoWriMo.

September Song
Willie Nelson
Country music
Steel Guitar
Line dancing
Polka music
Lawrence Welk
Champagne bubbles
Big Band music
A favorite musical instrument
Hee Haw
Roy Clark
Buck Owens
Corny jokes
Glen Campbell
Wichita Lineman
Dolly Parton
I Will Always Love You
Emmylou Harris
Boulder to Birmingham
The end of an era
The beginning of it all


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