More Prompts for March Year of the Rat Writing Contest — exactly 25 or 100 words

Here are some more prompt ideas for March.  Remember, your piece is either 25 words or 100 words exactly.  These excerpts are from Bamboo Ridge, The Hawaii Writers’ Quarterly, No. 44, Fall 1989, Last Quarter.

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From “Something of Ours,” by Robin Lim

For a long time after — after you,
years maybe,
I had a small white clock with a
brick colored smudge on the top,
to one side.
Just a thing with a face.

(31 word excerpt)

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From “Yukan,” by Karl K. Ichida

Jennie knew how I had acquiesced to my parents’ plans to have me go to medical school after high school because they wanted a professional in the family.  I had confided in her that I wanted to make writing my career, possibly as a journalist.  Making a living as an “artist,” as my father sarcastically called such people, was unacceptable to my parents.

(63 word excerpt)

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From “An Infinitely Subtle Shame,” by Bill Miyasato

“Besides,” she added, after a pause, “they had to ship the body all the way from New Mexico, and it’ll probably be a closed casket anyway, so you won’t have to worry about feeling sick, like the last time, looking at a stiff.”  Mothers.

(44 word excerpt)


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