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

A Companion : the translation
Published by PIIHONUA | Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:36 AM
This is a literary translation from Hawaiian to English of my submission for last month.
He Hoanoho No - 100 words
Published by PIIHONUA | Friday, February 16, 2018 6:19 PM
Aloha mai kakou e Bamboo Ridge readers, February is also known as the Mahina 'Olelo Hawai'i, Hawaiian Language Month. The impact of 'olelo Hawai'i covers a broad spectrum of impressions on those who come into contact with it. Ranging from the simple brush of "aloha" and "mahalo", to those who eat, sleep, cry, chant, think and dream in Hawaiian. My February submission entitled "He Hoanoho No", will be submitted in its original language only.
Pana'ewa - December entry - 1333 words
Published by PIIHONUA | Monday, December 26, 2016 11:06 AM
"...he methodically squeezed each of the twelve beer cans with his shaky fist, while strands of nonverbal conversation passed between us."
Kane, fingernail moon: a haiku
Published by PIIHONUA | Thursday, January 07, 2016 9:52 PM
Thoughts on the way to Pana'ewa rain forest. - 400 words.
Published by PIIHONUA | Monday, December 21, 2015 3:46 PM
Then, from the corner of my eye, something bright red flashed past!
E ho'omaka hou. Start over. - 100 words
Published by PIIHONUA | Friday, June 19, 2015 9:07 AM
...a three-minute sacrifice bought him just enough time to raid lunch cans.
Hanafuda Moon
Published by PIIHONUA | Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:17 PM
waiting for hanami...screeches past, laughing
Pink Mochi Girl, Big Dreams - 176 words
Published by PIIHONUA | Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:32 AM
Dey going throw plenty rice at us, going bring good luck.
The Cab Ride With Kaipo
Published by PIIHONUA | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:49 AM
The hesitant cab snakes down to the bottom of the road and stops in front of da hamajang rock wall covered with runaway vines. 461 words. Trigger: But I knew better.
Speaking of Kaka'ako.... 800 words. Trigger: No can blame us for trying!
Published by PIIHONUA | Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:38 AM
 I tink I saw him one night after Mokie wen beat up his wife, kids were screaming, dogs were barking and da whole neighborhood woke up, even Sissie Girl, Tutu's favorite cat. I dunno how anyone can forget dat nite! Was unreal, I mean fo real, was unreal
Published by PIIHONUA | Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:02 AM
You can have aaaall da pineapples you like ... A poem inspired by the news Lanai has a new landlord 245 words - My trigger is: they were the wrong size
Published by PIIHONUA | Tuesday, January 07, 2014 7:43 AM
Getting laid off again in 11 words
Da Bambucha Kabocha Moon - for Bruddah Brit : 63 words
Published by PIIHONUA | Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:02 AM
Can make plenty pumpkin tempura wit dat big bambucha one in da corner...
Kapahulu- Still get flames at her lu'au feet. For Cuz Erica
Published by PIIHONUA | Sunday, July 07, 2013 1:17 PM
You know Nani, the most precious thing to me is something we can take from this 'aina, we can keep it alive and growing. Let's take some plants from the lehua taro patch. Word count:858
Kapahulu- Flames at her lu'au feet...
Published by PIIHONUA | Friday, June 14, 2013 6:12 AM
Uncle comes tearing out of the house saying, Ma, come back in da house, she going come get you too you know! : 494 words
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
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
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.
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