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

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..."
My 1965 World
Published by MHAYWARD | Friday, October 12, 2012 1:46 AM
"We Asians all looked alike then...."
Filleting the Melon
Published by RHONDA ARNOLD | Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:58 PM
My gleeful anticipation while prepping a melon is sometimes displaced by regret for when fish was the intended meal. May this poem redress those occasions. : 99 words
Pigged in
Published by TMSANDEFUR | Sunday, October 07, 2012 2:55 PM
My wife is from Arizona, where wild javalinas (or "collared peccaries") roam the desert. Peccaries aren't pigs, but look a lot like them. How hard it would be for a javalina native to the islands to be always correcting people...
Clinging Terror
Published by CHRISKK | Sunday, October 07, 2012 12:23 AM
When awake, she would insist you sit in the chair next to her lounger, cling to your hand, afraid to lose you. 99 words
BOO! The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest Rolls in to October : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Friday, September 28, 2012 1:53 AM
Every Good Boy Does Fine
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, October 02, 2012 8:46 AM
Year of the Dragon October entry -- 100 words
Interview with Gypsies
Published by CHRISKK | Monday, October 01, 2012 2:01 AM
“Okay if I take your only child to visit gypsies on Hotel Street? I have this paper I have to write, and …” 100 words
Eternment
Published by KILLERPARIAH | Friday, September 28, 2012 10:49 PM
Triggered by Ms. Kono's Internment; 83 Words
Family, Mine
Published by LEAKH | Friday, September 28, 2012 12:18 PM
Family doesn't need to say thank you. 98 words.
Miles Away She Watches
Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:57 PM
This is a Year of the Dragon Contest entry for September 100 words Grandma always knows...
Comfort
Published by KABOCHA | Tuesday, September 25, 2012 9:46 AM
This is a September Year of the Dragon 100-word contest entry: 100 words
Another Day On the Roof
Published by CONNIED | Monday, September 24, 2012 10:49 PM
"Her faded jeans stiffen with the crushing ache that no machine can wash away." Between 1995-1999 I worked alongside my husband and son as a roofer/laborer. This piece describes a typical day on the roof.
Tied Down and Out
Published by RICHARDMELENDEZ | Monday, September 17, 2012 2:48 AM
100 Words
August Year of the Dragon Contest winner : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Thursday, September 06, 2012 12:02 AM
Moonpull -- YEAR OF THE DRAGON ENTRY, 100 wrds
Published by MAKAIO | Monday, September 03, 2012 9:05 PM
The clarity that comes in sad moments.