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

From Hate to Love
Published by LEEK2012 | Sunday, October 30, 2011 6:42 PM
Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends. -unknown (Theme #7 Sisters, 100 words)
Friendly Fire
Published by RICHARDMELENDEZ | Monday, October 31, 2011 2:14 AM
1200 words. Inspired by themes #7 (sisters) and #20 (Halloween).
Happy Halloween
Published by CONNIED | Monday, October 31, 2011 3:29 PM
Theme #20 Halloween-- Cinquain Train 51 words
What I Should Have Said
Published by BRIAN D. | Monday, October 31, 2011 4:56 AM
This is a little "discussion" my step-sister and I had and what went through my head. The theme i used was sisters. This piece is 100 words, 117 with the speaker tags.
Sticky Little Fingers
Published by HUANGR2013 | Saturday, October 29, 2011 6:03 AM
"Being a kid is so free." (100 word entry, October theme #15)
The Wahine
Published by A. SOYAMA | Monday, October 31, 2011 6:48 AM
This is my fave ghost story I wrote that won a ghost story contest in 2002. Just wanted to share for Halloween.Happy Halloween!!
Uncovering Secrets
Published by KYLENE | Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:31 AM
A day of terror through the eyes of a six-year-old. Theme # 12 and #15. Word Count: 1,472
Times Have Changed
Published by SPORTGURL1993 | Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:10 PM
The continuous impatiences of being a child in this big world and wanting to grow up more than anything. Word Count: 1,168
Published by YIPS | Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:53 AM
For all the times we had to leave, without understanding what it truly meant. (100 Word Entry, October Theme #15)
Wailana Coffee House Visits
Published by ØSTBANEGADE | Friday, October 21, 2011 9:55 AM
"But it must have just been the heat from the coffee." 362 words.
A Care In This World
Published by ALABE | Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:02 PM
100 words. October theme #10.
The Way To Win
Published by LANNING | Saturday, October 08, 2011 5:49 AM
October 100 - 100 contest entry. 1289 words, 98 lines. For G.N., R.K, and O.H. And for Pele.
Reiko's Story
Published by ERIC KIMURA | Thursday, October 06, 2011 5:16 AM
"She cried when they gave her the hand grenade" The hand grenade phrase caught my ear as it was told to me. Reiko's name is fictional. The story is as I heard it is true. This is in the "I didn't understand" category. 7 year olds usually didn't. 532 words
WoooooHooooo! October themes for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. Geev um!
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, October 01, 2011 3:47 AM
YeeeeeHah! Here are The Great BR Fishing & Wishing winners for September : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:02 PM
Little Bikes and Streetlights
Published by PASCUAN2013 | Friday, September 30, 2011 8:50 AM
Small kid time is most memorable when you have friends to race around the cul de sac with. (100 word entry)
Kawakami Delicatessen's Smallest Helper
Published by KRISTEL | Friday, September 30, 2011 6:13 PM
September entry, BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 contest, 253 words. Theme 3! Some of my favorite memories from childhood. Their food was damn delicious.
The Wall
Published by GLIKS | Friday, September 30, 2011 10:21 PM
194 words, Theme #1, September Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 entry
Published by YIPS | Friday, September 30, 2011 3:41 AM
Light and free, floating through the air. He longed to be like the balloons. (100 word entry)
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"