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It's August, and the BR Year of the Dragon Contest rolls on : )

Posted by BAMBOO BUCKAROO
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 7:45 AM


We're sticking with the 100-word entries this month. And the triggers for your writing are these seven titles from :

Issue Number 34/35: Expounding the Doubtful Points, by Wing Tek Lum:http://www.bambooridge.com/news.aspx?nid=385

"What I Want"
"I Did Not Understand"
"That Extra Effort"
"An Aloha Only I Could Feel"

Issue Number 36: http://www.bambooridge.com/news.aspx?nid=386

"The Letter," by Meredith S. Carson
"Local Wisdom," by Amy Umematsu
"What My Mother Said to Me," by Mahealani Ing

Use one of these titles to trigger your 100-word piece.

Rules:

1. You can submit one entry per month. All July entries must be posted on the Bamboo Shoots page of the BRP site between August 1 and August 31 at 2:00 p.m. HST.


2. Entries can be prose (including super short stories, nonfiction essay-lets, or whatever you write), poetry, or playlets -- or any type of hybrid writing you dream up, and entries MUST be 100 words OR LESS.

Remember -- no joke -- if you want to do paragraph indentations to make it easier for the judges to read your piece : ), put the [sp5 ] tag -- no spaces -- in front of the line you want to indent five spaces.

And no joke plus, don't forget to click the "Year of the Dragon Contest" button for your entry.


3. Every entry must have a title : )


4. In the section below the title where it says:

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece:

You MUST -- REALLY NOT KIDDING -- include your word count.

Your entry should look like this:

Title: Shut Up!

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece: 98 words

Body:

      "Don't you dare talk back to me or your father," my mother said. . . . blah blah blah . . . Then I decided to just shut the smurf up.


5. Winners will be announced with all possible BR speed after 2:00 p.m. HST, August 31st, and they'll win Bamboo Bucks credit to spend in the BRP online bookstore. WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!


6. Don't forget that 29 entries from July 2010 through June 2011 were selected for publication in the upcoming landmark 100th issue of BAMBOO RIDGE. So you never know. Your piece might be published in a future issue of BAMBOO RIDGE : )

Good luck to you, and let's smurfin' write dose smurfin' 100-word whatevahs!

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