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


Prophet Paul
Published by STEVEN ARIOLA | Sunday, May 06, 2012 1:41 AM
"Our intimate moments were acts of the divine."
I know someone named April Showers -- but this is not why The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest flowers on : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Friday, May 04, 2012 8:44 AM
My Personal Windmill
Published by GROVPB4 | Tuesday, May 01, 2012 5:14 PM
It’s your fault. You did this to me. And now? How could you do this to me? Now, when I have just gotten over you? Now you’re a hopeless cripple with Alzheimer’s disease? How dare you need me now?
Ghosts in Daylight
Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:59 AM
This is a Year of the Dragon contest entry for April.
Seriously
Published by EIJI | Saturday, April 07, 2012 4:35 PM
Prompt from a working buddy named Ted, whose words of speech were constantly phrased around his use of the word "Essentially", like the word I'm using "Seriously" -- This is a Year of the Dragon Contest entry for April
Congratulations to the March winners in The Great BR Year of the Dragon writing contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:29 AM
Occupy This!
Published by GROVPB4 | Monday, April 09, 2012 5:07 PM
Ray walked over to his pirate at last. “I want to thank you.” He stuck his hand out for his pirate to shake it. “I want to thank you for robbing me.” This is a Year of the Dragon Contest entry for April.
Without Clarification All Would Have Been Overlooked...
Published by ABRAHAM AHMED | Wednesday, April 04, 2012 8:20 PM
I pulled the parking brake on the Ford and turned off the motor just outside the walkway up to the address. I swallowed down hard in my throat as I saw the curtains fling here and there. I knew I was being studied, and I wondered if they expected me to have gone home to change from my work clothes. Well, being my lunch break that was out of the question. "Just drop off the motorcar and be on your way" I said to myself as I came to the porch steps. [978 Words] - THIS IS A YEAR OF THE DRAGON CONTEST ENTRY FOR APRIL
No Fooling. The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest, Month #2 : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Monday, April 02, 2012 9:14 AM
From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 26, Spring 1985: The Ten Rules of Fishing
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Sunday, April 01, 2012 4:24 AM
From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 25, Winter 1985, New Moon
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Sunday, April 01, 2012 4:22 AM
Just Friends
Published by A. SOYAMA | Saturday, March 31, 2012 6:27 PM
Word count 4322 -- This is a Year of the Dragon Contest entry.
Missing
Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Saturday, March 31, 2012 4:55 PM
495 words -- This is a Year of the Dragon Contest entry.
Lost Stars
Published by KIMIKOML | Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:29 AM
There's something about the night... 305 words: Year of the Dragon Contest Entry
Bufo Season
Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:36 AM
This is a Year of the Dragon Contest entry.
Kamaile Hanai
Published by MAKAIO | Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:14 PM
"I guess it no mattah what you believe when you die—only what da people who’s burying you believes." --YEAR OF THE DRAGON CONTEST ENTRY
Here, There is Greatness...
Published by ABRAHAM AHMED | Friday, March 23, 2012 10:15 PM
A selection from The Surfing Beatnik by Abraham Ahmed SNIP: "With the fire light that beamed into Burly Thom’s face I could now make out the details of his disposition. He was indeed a much larger man in the light than in the dark. Though not obese by any means, he was big, robust, and brawny. He had a thick, dark red beard with hints of gray near the corners of his mouth and chin. His face, already wide, seemed wider, almost bear-like, with this beard. His hair, also of the same dark red, was kept in a neat, side-combed crew cut. He seemed to glow in the firelight." [3332 words] -- This is a Year of the Dragon Contest entry
Forgive and Forget
Published by GROVPB4 | Friday, March 23, 2012 10:58 AM
“Nobody wants to be a role model, Keola, but when you find yourself in dat position, you bettah step up. It’s dat time for you.” -- This is a Year of the Dragon Contest entry.
Better by You Better
Published by LANNING | Friday, March 02, 2012 9:21 AM
This is a Year of the Dragon Contest entry -- March 2012
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