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

The Power of a Word
Published by KAPUNAWAI | Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:35 PM
A few weeks ago, missing a bus created a unique opportunity to eavesdrop on the conversation between a 93 year olf and a 92 year old. I was enthralled. Instead of a madeleine, a word transported me to small kid time. (98 words)
Summer of 1981
Published by SHRLLGSP5 | Friday, September 30, 2011 2:06 AM
The world belonged to us. (100 words)
Not Just More
Published by JCHARISMA | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:16 AM
1099 words. 91 lines. Theme 1.
A Child’s Battlefield
Published by KERACHAN511 | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:25 AM
Remember the days of playing in the rain, without a care in the world? (100 word entry.)
Use to Remember
Published by LEEK2012 | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:23 AM
"Every kid wants to grow up, but every adult wants to be a kid." -Unknown
Gullible Travels
Published by TETER | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 1:34 AM
100 word entry. Theme: Small Kid Time. Nah, I think I am so gullible these days.
Counting Stars
Published by CHANDLERONIGHT | Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:51 AM
It's a rather awkward writing piece, but you may or may not enjoy it, depending on how well your mind works Word count; 694. this is 100 lines.
In the Midst of Paradise
Published by HILIFE | Sunday, September 25, 2011 7:55 PM
As a high school student who regularly volunteers at a homeless shelter, it still astonishes me when I see homeless men, women, and families all across the island. I wanted to share my thoughts on this important issue. 690 words
No Worries
Published by RICHARDMELENDEZ | Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:31 PM
1220 words. Inspired by Themes 1, 3 & 5
Take Me Back
Published by JANAELEILANI | Friday, September 23, 2011 8:27 PM
I used the theme #3: Small Kid Time. The word count is 100. As a high school student, I'm starting to feel the adult pressures and responsibilities. It makes me miss being a kid.
Pahoa Avenue
Published by CWONG11 | Friday, September 23, 2011 11:14 AM
Though my grandfather may go through the motions of a senior citizen, his mind is that of a teenage boy. He has both the ability to animatedly talk politics while making a killer inari sushi…and drive me insane with his incessant, often-inappropriate teasing. 325 words.
Monkeys Can Drink Coke Too
Published by ALEXASOARES | Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:23 AM
"We climbed up my Auntys plumeria tree and acted like monkeys, drank coca-cola bottles on top of my roof top, and when my mom wasn’t home we even made my own secret recipes in the kitchen." Word Count - 100
Published by DANA | Monday, September 19, 2011 5:41 AM
It's hard growing old... Word Count: 606
"The American Dollar"
Published by ALABE | Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:33 AM
100 words September Theme: "Choose those things that unfailingly astonish you" "society, public, people/however cash's put/in exchanged pockets"
Don't Be Habut
Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:47 PM
Theme 5- Grown Up Is Better (Although, in some ways, we'll never grow up) 100 words of dialogue (121 words if you count character tags) In a recent conversation with fellow Bamboo Shoots writer 'BetweenWatersUnseen' I joked that my next submission would be a play, with 100 words of straight dialogue. This is what came out.
Hanako's Dreams
Published by ERIC KIMURA | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8:38 AM
Hanako means “Flower Child”. Upon entering school at 5, my mother was given the name “Hilda” a name of German origin meaning “battle” or “battle maiden”. This was the general practice of the territorial education system to help assimilate the children of the Issei. The house burning occurred during one of the plantation strikes in the early 1920's. This reflects both the "small kid time" and "growing old" themes. 203 words.
Grown up is better
Published by KAPIISTREET | Thursday, September 08, 2011 2:08 AM
thoughts about growing older with the one you love -- 237 words
Red Lace Bevadeez
Published by CONNIED | Sunday, September 04, 2011 7:58 PM
It say, Kimo like sleep wit ladies undawea on, cuz he got one ting for -- red lace Bevadeez. The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest--174 words
Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Saturday, September 03, 2011 10:52 AM
780 words.
Three Easy Steps
Published by NORMIE SALVADOR | Friday, September 02, 2011 5:51 AM
September entry (Themes 3 & 4), BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest, 100 words
We Mortals Be
Published by LANNING | Friday, September 02, 2011 3:34 AM
September entry, BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 contest, 1090 words -- For R.T.W.
Yeah, Baby! Writing Themes for September: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Online Contest Rolls On : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Thursday, September 01, 2011 12:02 AM
Published by RUBBAHSLIPPAH | Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:09 AM
Marissa and Me
Published by CHRISKK | Monday, September 19, 2011 8:06 PM
Maybe there’s a better way to look at this. Marissa is social, she’s inclusive, she wants to make contact, she’d like to get to know me better, she’s nervous and vocalizes instead of falling silent or biting her nails.
Published by MANOAMAN | Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:38 AM
95 WORDS Memories and ruminations on being 79. Theme: Small Kid Time
Renshi from Kapi‘olani Community College
Published by ANN INOSHITA | Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:17 PM
Eh! My Mahdah, She Good Li’dat.
Published by HAKEN | Sunday, August 29, 2010 5:47 AM
Here is something I wrote when I first started out in English.
August Winners of The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Monday, September 12, 2011 10:28 PM
Published by CONNIED | Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:03 PM
A contemporary tale!
Published by BEAUTIFULL WILSON | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:26 PM
Childhood Memory -- 753 words
So shame
Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Wednesday, August 31, 2011 11:58 PM
433 words "To you folks"
Published by KAPUNAWAI | Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:32 AM
Teachers are in the news as a mass but we are suffering,caring individuals -- 100 words
Blue Bottle
Published by CONNIED | Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:00 PM
Nonet-- Blue bottle refers to Man o' War- jellyfish.
Geography Lesson
Published by CONNIED | Tuesday, August 02, 2011 7:38 AM
The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest--From the front of the class-- 131 words
Last Call
Published by JCHARISMA | Tuesday, August 23, 2011 4:42 AM
673 words. 58 lines. Theme 4.
Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Wednesday, August 03, 2011 1:45 AM
800 words.
Buried Quarter
Published by ERIC KIMURA | Tuesday, August 02, 2011 7:03 AM
This one is a BR 100 story entry under the theme “the lonely one” and has 490 words. The story, as originally told to me, caught my ear because of how a small, seemingly insignificant but symbolic act can tip the balance in a person's life. I also do believe, that there is something in this land that draws people back.
He'll Say This Much
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, August 02, 2011 12:09 AM
August 100 - 100 Contest entry -- 500 words. Maybe sometimes when you count on someone else, you’d best be careful, or you could end up holding onto memories for way too long a time. For A.T.
Writing Themes for August: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest Keeps on Keeping On : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Monday, August 01, 2011 12:37 AM
Please submit your August entries by 2:00 p.m. HST on Wednesday, August 31.
Bloody Easy
Published by JEAN TOYAMA | Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:53 PM
BR 100 word contest How I became a writer.
a couple of thoughts on bookstores
Published by ERIC KIMURA | Saturday, August 20, 2011 11:08 AM
I Don't Tell Her
Published by KRISTEL | Sunday, July 31, 2011 11:59 PM
It's strange, when I lived in Hawaii I never felt local. I didn't start to feel like I had a local, Hawaii identity until I interacted with people here in LA. 339 words.
July Winners for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100-100 Contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, August 13, 2011 1:11 AM
I nevah know my mada was one lesbian
Published by A. SOYAMA | Friday, April 15, 2011 8:37 AM
1091 words
Published by CONNIED | Tuesday, August 02, 2011 5:50 AM
Words pour from their mouths like water from a faucet making promises until we need them.
High Noon, Happy Hour One & Two, Sunset, Midnight, Sunrise
Published by LANNING | Thursday, July 14, 2011 1:18 AM
July 100 - 100 entry, 600 words
Saltwater Nipple
Published by FREEDIVERS | Sunday, July 31, 2011 9:22 PM
322 words
We Go...
Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Friday, July 29, 2011 11:01 PM
783 words, 54 lines, Lucky you live Hawaii
Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Wednesday, July 27, 2011 9:23 AM
Hey Sista
Published by STEVENPHILLIPKATZ | Monday, July 25, 2011 6:05 AM
100 words: Who you callin' one haole?