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


Happy Year of the Dragon! Here are the rules for the NEW BR online writing contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:37 AM
Transcript of 911 Phone Call
Published by RUBBAHSLIPPAH | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:16 AM
"I'm in trouble, and all of humanity may be in trouble."
Taiji Diary
Published by ENSON INOUE | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:09 AM
Diary of a first visit to Taiji, Japan, a place made famous by the portrayal of dolphin killings in the documentary called THE COVE.
A Night in Aladdin's Palace: Based on the Events of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
Published by GKANEKOA | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:03 PM
A selection of the work-in-progress novel about a young woman named Tayler who finds herself trapped in Tokyo Disney Sea for more than 30 hours.
2012 Renshi from Ma‘ema‘e Elementary School
Published by ANN INOSHITA | Thursday, February 09, 2012 6:33 PM
Editors' Choice: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, February 04, 2012 3:02 AM
The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest: Happy New Year -- Again : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Thursday, February 02, 2012 8:27 PM
Our summer jump rope songs (219)
Published by LET.THEM.EAT.CAKE | Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:26 AM
One summer, all I did was jump rope on the street in front of my house. My hands go so calloused and my feet were black, but it was worth it. After that summer, I never jumped roped again, I'd gotten enough I told everyone. But the truth, well I told myself If I jump rope again, it will be like that summer is over, and to me, it never ended.
Here are the December winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:29 PM
Kazuhiro Mochidome
Published by NORMIE SALVADOR | Monday, January 16, 2012 3:48 AM
January entry (Themes 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, & 14), BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest, 99 words
All Things Considered
Published by CARRIE O'CONNOR | Saturday, January 07, 2012 3:34 AM
I have worked as a journalist. As such, my mentors trained me to produce accurate, well-sourced material quickly. In the last few years, I have been writing fiction. Art provides the opportunity to linger on a scene and use imagination. One day, I stopped to consider how people, “sources,” feel sometimes on the other side of my notebook. 159 Words
Or Kansas Either
Published by LANNING | Friday, January 06, 2012 6:35 AM
1202 words
Happy New Year! Here are the January Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest writing theme choices : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Sunday, January 01, 2012 9:41 AM
Laziness And The Art Of Procrastination
Published by AYIM5774 | Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:22 PM
“Hey, did you finish your project yet?” my friend Thomas asked me at lunch. “What project?” I asked back. “The science one. Don’t you remember? It’s due tomorrow,” he said. “Oh shit... I ate that." 1487 words
A Motown Christmas
Published by KIMIKOML | Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:04 AM
Decking the halls, Motown style... 1552 words, 100 Lines
Inertia
Published by RICHARDMELENDEZ | Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:56 PM
1156 words. Incorporating a couple of the December themes.
Pau Already
Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Saturday, December 31, 2011 4:27 AM
323 words (a couple different themes from December)
Stumbling
Published by ERIC KIMURA | Friday, December 23, 2011 8:25 AM
I wrote this for my young adult child. (yes an oxymoron but ....sometimes it fits) permission is granted for parents to substitute the name of their child in place of the final "that"
I’ll Love You Forever
Published by JATHAN | Monday, December 12, 2011 8:09 AM
Word count:1447 “I believe that if you love someone enough you will let them go no matter how hard it is. And so that’s what I have to do. I need to move on.”
Kaua`i
Published by MIKAELETAKEDA | Monday, December 12, 2011 12:47 AM
Living on Kaua`i and first learning to dance hula: 1668 words, 100 lines
The Drifter
Published by DOIN2012 | Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:42 AM
Where does he go? 100 words
Peace and Joy
Published by CONNIED | Friday, December 09, 2011 4:40 PM
And I savor the silence of the night - #16 Holidays 23 lines
Present Matters
Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Thursday, December 08, 2011 9:56 AM
1124 words.
The Gift
Published by A. SOYAMA | Tuesday, December 06, 2011 9:59 AM
1087 words. A Christmas story
Dead Reckoning
Published by LANNING | Friday, December 02, 2011 3:23 AM
For RTW, JH, and BT. 942 words.
Change of Plans
Published by JCHARISMA | Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:56 PM
1111 words. 98 lines. Theme 16.
My Nisei Mother's Advice
Published by SHRLLGSP5 | Thursday, December 01, 2011 9:32 PM
Theme - Unlady-like. 100 words.
Ho ho ho-yeah! December writing theme choices for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest.
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Thursday, December 01, 2011 2:13 AM
Congratulations to the November winners in the BR 100 - 100 contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:40 PM
Dee Odda Day
Published by ANUMEA | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:33 PM
She bettah DON'T.
No One To Trust
Published by COLINAARONLEE | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 5:43 PM
Tell me lies, make it sound good, make it sound good. -Drake
Target Practice
Published by ABELLERAC2013 | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:24 PM
The topics in this passage has Thanksgiving with a hint of runs like hell. This is just one of the many odd ways my family likes to spend our days together. This entry is 100 words.
Reminisce the Old Years
Published by HOT2012 | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:38 PM
“It might just be the most simple, yet interesting time of our lives.” 1,610 Words.
Somewhere
Published by BERNAA | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:33 PM
"Come out, come out wherever you are!" Theme- Hiding 100 words
Remember Me
Published by MAKKIE | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:27 PM
"Think of me constantly, then maybe you'll remember." -Anonymous
"Matches"
Published by SHAWNE HAMPTON | Saturday, November 26, 2011 12:01 AM
"If you don't stick up for yourself, don't expect anyone else to." -Royce Smith
WoooHooo! Get those November BR Great Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest entries in : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:33 PM
[b]A little more than five hours to the deadline.[/b]
Burned For Life
Published by LEEM2013 | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:06 AM
I never played with fireworks again.
Bye Bye Fireworks
Published by KAWATANIJ2013 | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:59 AM
Oh for the good old days of unlimited fireworks…
A Maui Thanksgiving
Published by JOHNNYV | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:34 AM
"Was I happy to be off of Oahu and on the island of Maui?" (597 words)
Fireworks
Published by HUANGR2013 | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 5:23 AM
"What? They even banned Morning Glories?!" - 100 words
It wasn't Starbucks (133)
Published by LET.THEM.EAT.CAKE | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 4:47 AM
The moments fell like dominos. (quote from piece) Theme: Recognition
Reiko's Story - Part II
Published by ERIC KIMURA | Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:18 AM
This is the second part of the story of Reiko, the 2nd grader who had to learn how to use a grenade in August 1945. Again the names were changed but the story is as I heard it. This is a Great BR 100-100 entry under odd stories.. 533 words.
So Close
Published by MAHIKOM2013 | Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:40 AM
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~Don Marquis, I chose the topic Last Minute and it is 100 words
Waiting Waiting…Still Waiting
Published by BRIAN D. | Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:02 AM
What i feel when i wait for too long.
Ode to Wailupe
Published by SHRLLGSP5 | Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:53 PM
"I took a deep breath in anticipation of our shared love for this sacred spot." Theme #9 Nostalgia. 900 words
TURDucken
Published by PASCUAN2013 | Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:22 AM
“Turducken is a dish consisting of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed into a de-boned turkey. Turducken is a portmanteau of turkey, duck, and chicken or hen.” – 100 words.
The Stressful Flavor
Published by ULUMAHEA | Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:41 AM
The topic I used for my piece is "Putting it off as long as I could." theme #15 100 word count
Make Me Hot
Published by CONNIED | Sunday, November 27, 2011 7:34 PM
I want to sizzle like an egg sunny side up with my edges lightly browned crisp no humdrum lines or snot diminishing a first impression. This poem is dedicated to my hairstylist, Laverne--I love you!! Theme #11 Recognition-- 23 lines
Burned Fingers
Published by DOIN2012 | Friday, November 25, 2011 5:02 AM
"I swore to not burn my hands this year." - 100 words