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Works of fiction and poetry by friends of Bamboo Ridge Press.

Year of the Snake Contest for May : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:12 PM
Kapahulu
Published by PIIHONUA | Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:43 PM
That ghost! I seen him again! Standing right there like last night, right by the lehua taro plant! : 486 words
This Is What You Get
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:03 AM
Year of the Snake Contest entry for April -- 500 words. For MH.
March Winner: Year of the Snake writing contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Wednesday, April 03, 2013 10:24 PM
Hina
Published by HINAEA | Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:44 PM
"This would be the last time she would know morning, by tomorrow, the stars would steal her away..." - 122 word count. Resumbitted for April :)
The Great BR Year of the Snake Contest for April : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:27 PM
30 Days of Sorrow & An Afternoon of Solace
Published by HINAEA | Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:40 AM
"Tears like the shape of my own eyes fall from hers and the wind reaches up to lick them into oblivion. In that moment, I come to taste my own fault." This story came to me as I watched a young girl swim in the ocean with her long dress. It seemed so peaceful, yet it didn't fit, and so a story of loss and letting go began to stir and this was the result. 641 words.
Ylang-ylang
Published by HINAEA | Friday, March 29, 2013 12:48 AM
My response to a song written for me using the ylang-ylang flower and my love for the composer who is from Wai'anae, thus the references to Ka'ala and Kaiaulu wind of that area.
When we end in flames
Published by HINAEA | Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:27 PM
"Warmth & pleasure pouring over as I arch my body to meet yours..." is this how your text messages start off?!? Well, between these two lovers it does. Read on and enjoy! - 150 word count.
Kapahulu- 427 words
Published by PIIHONUA | Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:01 AM
Just cut him some slack if he gets thirsty every night around dinner time.
Telling Time
Published by LANNING | Monday, March 04, 2013 12:19 AM
Year of the Snake Contest entry -- 500 words. For HL.
The Great BR Year of the Snake Contest begins : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:17 PM
The Great BR Year of the Snake Contest begins March 1st : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Monday, February 25, 2013 10:25 PM
The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest has ended : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Friday, February 08, 2013 12:03 AM
The Hound Dog
Published by CONNIED | Saturday, February 02, 2013 9:37 PM
KURT, Connie, Angie come look; Mom screeched from the Kitchen; I just saw the hound dog!
Oba-chan
Published by EIJI | Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:35 PM
My 'prosetry' from the past: memories of my childhood days on the Big Island of my Grandmother forever in my heart. 296 word count. Jan entry
What Remains
Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Friday, January 11, 2013 7:07 PM
99 words.
The Great Equalizer in the Crevices
Published by MAKAIO | Thursday, January 10, 2013 3:30 AM
Cockroaches are a real bitch -- for everyone. (225 words)
Mary-Jane Leina'ala's Barbie "Airliner"
Published by PIIHONUA | Wednesday, January 09, 2013 5:18 PM
Or, just another day at swing set-level altitude: 373 words
No "P"
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, January 01, 2013 8:01 PM
January entry for The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest. 400 words. For PC.
The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest wraps up in January : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:48 PM
A Warrior's Night
Published by EIJI | Friday, December 28, 2012 8:45 AM
Dedicated to our country's warriors who sacrificed all for our freedom...Dec entry...count 221
Welcome (Back) to America
Published by TANYUJIE | Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:54 AM
Year of the Dragon entry. Trigger: Welcome To America. Life in China vs. life in the USA. 298 words.
Chapter One
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:07 AM
Year of the Dragon Writing Contest entry for December. 300 words. For AT.
November winners in The Great BR Year of the Dragon Writing Contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Wednesday, December 05, 2012 2:29 AM
Happy December! The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest Asks You to Submit Your 300-Word "Gifts" : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, November 24, 2012 6:09 AM
That Will Bring Us Back
Published by LANNING | Wednesday, December 05, 2012 6:58 PM
Year of the Dragon entry for April. 3955 words. For GK.
The Nag
Published by RHONDA ARNOLD | Friday, October 12, 2012 12:49 AM
Contest trigger for this piece is "These Unsaid Things" : 98 words
Santa's New Elves: A Politically Incorrect Christmas
Published by TANYUJIE | Monday, December 03, 2012 3:50 AM
A parody of Clement C. Moore's classic "Twas the Night Before Christmas". This poem does have racial overtones. Please understand I do not mean to offend anyone.
Jizo
Published by KABOCHA | Friday, November 30, 2012 9:06 PM
A year of the dragon entry - 174 words. Kids have a certain way of knowing. This one is for Lyle.
I Bring Only Peace
Published by FARRELLS | Monday, November 26, 2012 8:13 PM
I wrote this piece based on an interaction with a friend I just met. I often wonder why people behave the way they do towards me and it still remains a mystery. I have learned that people act based on their own beliefs and perceptions, and this poem represents my perception of a recent interaction I had with another human being.Word Count: 200
A Mother's Lament
Published by JIM HARSTAD | Saturday, November 24, 2012 4:15 AM
November entry, 90 words
Begin With This
Published by DOODIE | Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:06 AM
Inspired and enlightened after a long period of writer's block.
Thirty Years Chasing the Lightning
Published by NORMIE SALVADOR | Thursday, November 15, 2012 2:34 AM
Still no Lightning under glass. Year of the Dragon Contest piece. Trigger #6: Allowance. Word count: 200.
Shreds of Love
Published by EIJI | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:51 AM
no where to turn 117 words year of the dragon contest piece I wrote about a friend over a year now
BM
Published by TANYUJIE | Monday, November 12, 2012 5:35 AM
Natural body odor.
Tsunami
Published by CONNIED | Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:51 AM
100 words #8 "The wave pulls up its skirt puckers its lips drawing them in"
Get ready for some turkeys, but not in The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest for November : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:22 PM
October Winners in The Great BR Year of the Dragon Writing Contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Tuesday, November 06, 2012 4:55 AM
Mama Don't Lie
Published by TANYUJIE | Saturday, November 03, 2012 6:21 AM
Trigger: To My Mother. This is a letter to my mother who is also a caregiver to my dad. 180 words.
Only Good Times
Published by LANNING | Thursday, November 01, 2012 7:04 PM
Year of the Dragon Contest Entry for November, 200 words. For Steven G.
GOOD Lickens
Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:13 AM
This is a 100-word contest entry for October. How long is your list?
Makali'i Risen
Published by KABOCHA | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:35 AM
Year of the Dragon - October entry. 100 words: "Unsaid things," "The Will of the Gods." The land accepts the life-giving rain. Seasons can be known, but the human heart cannot.
My Mother is Driving Me Crazy
Published by TANYUJIE | Monday, October 29, 2012 12:19 AM
What can I say? I think the title speaks for itself. In addition to my caregiving duties I have just recently returned from 2 and a half years of living in China. I have spent a total of 15 years in that country. So I'm dealing with reverse culture shock as well as the stress of having to care for my Dad. Hence the poem.
Angry birds
Published by TAKAHIA | Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:59 PM
Hand flutter to the car behind, shaping the shadow form for hope, radio-tracked. -- 66 words
Humpty Dumpty Reboot
Published by TANYUJIE | Saturday, October 06, 2012 12:51 AM
These Unsaid Things.This is a more modern, real life version of the nursery rhyme. I am a caregiver for my aging father who is incontinent and is not able stand or walk without a walker. In one day he fell three times. The night after I had this poem rumbling in my head. 29 words.
aMERICA IN bASSACKWARDS
Published by JIM HARSTAD | Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:16 AM
Year of the Dragon October entry -- 98 words
September Winner! The Great BR Year of the Dragon Writing Contest Rolls On : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Tuesday, October 16, 2012 6:28 PM
The Photo Album
Published by AYIM5774 | Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:11 AM
Written while sitting in a lecture hall class two weeks ago. :) Triggers: "These Unsaid Things", "Poetic License" Word Count: 100
My 1965 World
Published by MHAYWARD | Friday, October 12, 2012 1:56 AM
"We Asians all looked alike then..."