Prompt for M 08.17: Weilin Wang, Protests, Human Rights, Individual Actions, Military

Weilin Wang facing down Chinese tanks during Tiananmen Square protest

Aloha #WriterMonday to all of you.  I hope you had a safe and productive weekend.  This is Bamboo Shoots Monthly Writing Contest #WritingPrompt day, the third prompt of the month.  You may recognize the gentleman in this photo, Weilin Wang, who famously stood in front of advancing Chinese military tanks during the Tiananmen Square protests.  The prompts I can think of off the top of my head are:

Weilin Wang
human rights
individual actions
the military

Maybe you can think up some of your own.

Here are the previous two Monday prompts for this month.  Prompt #1:

Plush pig dressed as chef with an apron that says I love you more than bacon

The cannibal pig who loves you more than bacon.  I can think of several prompts:

Valentine’s Day

Here’s prompt #2:

lava pouring into the ocean at kalapana


The writing prompts that come to mind are:

Big Island
neighbor islands

Maybe others leap to mind for you.

Pick any prompt you like and write anything, any style, short or long, a sentence or a song, a story or a simple anecdote, a mystery or a mini-history — whatever you like — and then post it below for a chance to win big money — you know what I’m talking about — and bragging rights at the water cooler come the first week of September.

Just write already.  Stop thinking too much.  Thinking too much leads to an enormous output of blank paper.  It’s like former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins says about his poems:  It’s the ones you touch the least that you tend to keep.

So write, write, write.  Pigs, Puna, Protests — whatevahs!  Get going right now : )


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