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


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
A Minor English Major
Published by LANNING | Friday, November 04, 2011 8:54 AM
November Fishing and Wishing 100 - 100 contest entry: 1602 words, 100 lines. For all English majors ever.
November Writing Theme Choices for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing Contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Tuesday, November 01, 2011 10:54 PM
Paklan Tree Reunion
Published by JOHNNYV | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:57 AM
This is a poem I wrote for my aunt who passed away in April of 2011.
Colorless Skies
Published by ARASHI5199 | Sunday, October 30, 2011 9:18 PM
I did my piece on the topic "That Faraway Look". This piece is a dark look at a future dystopia, a time when there isn't even any sun. The old man remembers our world, and longs for everything we take for granted. 100 words.
Sisters
Published by A. SOYAMA | Monday, October 31, 2011 6:36 AM
Word Count 326. I used all the words in all themes to write my story.
WooooHoooo! October Winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Wednesday, November 09, 2011 7:17 AM
Blood Sisters
Published by ANDREYKAN2012 | Monday, October 31, 2011 2:49 AM
"Having a sister sounds painful…I’ll draw a puppy here instead." Theme #7 Sisters, 100 words
We Go Together
Published by GUALANO | Monday, October 31, 2011 12:57 AM
I love my sisters very much. When I’m not with them I feel empty inside, like a piece of me is lost. So when I saw the topic I was excited to write a little about them. (Theme #7 Sisters, 100 words)
Long Lost Heart
Published by LIFEBETTERCRAZ | Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:28 PM
“I was only a few days old when my adoptive parents first got me. It was supposed to be an open adoption, but somehow we lost each other…”: 1450 words
She Smiled
Published by LESAC2012 | Sunday, October 30, 2011 11:41 PM
"You can observe a lot by just watching." -Yogi Berra 100 words.