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

Misses and Mythconceptions
Published by NORMIE SALVADOR | Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:06 PM
Year of the Snake Contest entry. Triggers: #2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, & 11. 248 words.
Kairos / The moment
Published by KABOCHA | Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:26 AM
I’ve never written a poem But I have walked a lava field at midnight And seen the ropy hair of Pele unfurl in searing orange into a roiling sea. Year of the Snake Contest Entry. 230 words.
My Inner Astronaut
Published by GROVPB4 | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:49 PM
While I am alive, my inner astronaut cries.
Kapahulu- Kaika's Torch Fishing Tale
Published by PIIHONUA | Wednesday, May 08, 2013 5:03 PM
...when Uncle Bobo picked me up, he was wearing something kinda different under his fishing shirt, like one shiny night clubbing shirt, Don Ho style kine. Like I said, UNDERNEATH his hamajang fishing shirt.: 1,044 words
To Fear Gao
Published by LANNING | Sunday, May 05, 2013 1:10 AM
Year of the Snake Contest: 1914 words.
Taste of A Song
Published by HINAEA | Sunday, May 05, 2013 8:41 AM
99 words in how a summer night eating out at the food trucks can turn into something sensual.
Targets
Published by HERMDOG | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:49 PM
Closed Bloody Fists: 78 Words
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.