Year of the Rooster Contest for May : )

Okay, it’s time for the May Contest edition. I’m in England right now, so the cues might also have something to do with England : ) And yes, we’re going up again this month. So you can write:

a haiku

or a piece that is exactly 100 words

or a piece that is exactly 1888 words long.

Here are the triggers for May:

May Day

Lei Day


Lei making

You say you want a revolution


Spring ceremonies

The rites of spring

Mother’s Day

Memorial Day

Military service

The ultimate sacrifice






Sacred places

Okay, that’s plenty already, don’t you think? So come everybody, let’s write. Everyone has a 100 word story to tell.


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  1. We reserve the right to remove content that promotes hate or gratuitous violence. Be respectful and courteous to others.
  2. All contest challenge entries must be submitted by the designated
  3. Enter as many times as you like using a trigger/prompt (this page).
  4. Contest Challenge entries can be prose (including short stories, nonfiction essays, or whatever you write), poetry, or plays -- or any type of hybrid writing you dream up.
  5. Every entry must have a title -- unless you choose to enter a haiku, in which case you can simply enter the word haiku in the title section.
  6. All content/entries should be original work. You retain ownership of your entries; however, we may ask to use them elsewhere on the site or on social media to help promote Bamboo Ridge and/or the Bamboo Shoots online writing community.
  7. Winners will be announced with all possible speed after the end of each month. Winners receive 10 Bamboo Bucks credit to spend in the BRP online bookstore. Bamboo Bucks have no monetary value outside of the online store.
  8. Entries may also be selected for publication in the regular Bamboo Ridge Journal. If your piece is chosen, the editors will contact you via the email address on file.
  9. Please note that you need not enter the contest challenge in order to post on Bamboo Shoots. You may post other writing if you choose. We welcome that here:  Click this link to go to Shoot da Breeze.

This prompt is closed for submissions.

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