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

A Gathering of Friends
Published by CHRISKK | Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8:55 PM
He explained that recently two of his best friends had died. He realized that not only had he lost them but he had lost parts of himself, experiences and corresponding memories that could never be shared again. He described the loss of others as pieces of ourselves falling away, never to be retrieved or replaced. As I said, he was eloquent in responding to a pop quiz after much eating and drinking. (774)
The place where your horses run free
Published by CRAYOLAKOALA | Monday, January 27, 2014 9:23 AM
A Chinese New Year Story about a Filipino American family written in haibun. 281 words.
What he wasn't looking for.
Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:23 PM
352 words.
Published by PIIHONUA | Tuesday, January 07, 2014 7:43 AM
Getting laid off again in 11 words
Digging the Stew People
Published by LANNING | Thursday, January 02, 2014 7:52 PM
January Year of the Snake Writing Contest entry. 1817 words - For DRY -- January brings / Thoughts of new writing contests / Dreams of dying fireworks
January: Final Year of the Snake Writing Contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, December 28, 2013 7:38 PM
Christmastime 2013
Published by JIM HARSTAD | Tuesday, December 31, 2013 3:33 AM
Note to the reader: Herman is not me; nobody here is anybody anywhere. Word count: 1,491
The Great Escape
Published by CARRIE TAKAHATA | Monday, December 16, 2013 5:47 AM
203 Words
The Funeral of Joey the Rooster
Published by LANNING | Sunday, December 01, 2013 7:19 PM
Year of the Snake entry for December. 462 words. Trigger: I don't get it.
Year of the Snake Contest for December : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:53 PM
Seven Minutes
Published by KRISTEL | Saturday, November 30, 2013 5:12 PM
There never seems to be enough time. Word count: 688
Published by JIM HARSTAD | Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:05 AM
The following didn't happen just this way. Does anything? Ever? Word count: 303
The Death of Joey the Rooster
Published by LANNING | Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:43 AM
Year of the Snake entry for November. 486 words.
Year of the Snake Contest for November : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, November 02, 2013 7:14 AM
In a Fricken Minute
Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:00 AM
Year of the Snake Contest--October (240 words) Trigger #6 in a minute -- From “Justice Driving,” by Wendy Miyake
The Evocation of Thirteen Moons
Published by NORMIE SALVADOR | Monday, October 28, 2013 11:03 PM
Blurb: BR issue #73, Spring 1998, New Moon prompt: 4. What do you know about love? Word Count: 253
REM Sleep
Published by JIM HARSTAD | Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:03 AM
I live in a mature neighborhood — old people, night sirens: 298 words
Da Bambucha Kabocha Moon - for Bruddah Brit : 63 words
Published by PIIHONUA | Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:02 AM
Can make plenty pumpkin tempura wit dat big bambucha one in da corner...
High School Dances
Published by LANNING | Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:10 PM
Year of the Snake entry for October. 100 words. For RY.
Winner for September : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Thursday, October 03, 2013 5:58 PM
Year of the Snake Contest for October : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Sunday, September 29, 2013 10:03 PM
Scoreless Tie
Published by JIM HARSTAD | Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:20 AM
My parents took up golf in their mid-fifties and enjoyed it for the rest of their lives. On the theory that too much early pleasure might, like smoking, interfere with my maturation process, I put it off until my early seventies. 427 words.
Lei ho'okupu
Published by HINAEA | Thursday, September 05, 2013 6:42 AM
129 words. Trigger#4 each small piece of me. It is your kuleana to actively seek ways to learn your history, language, and culture. You alone are responsible for your learning. I get that. But on this particular day I discovered kuleana is also about acceptance of yourself.
Published by LANNING | Monday, September 02, 2013 6:06 AM
Year of the Snake entry for September. 1000 words. For KM.
Year of the Snake Contest for September : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Monday, September 02, 2013 5:58 AM
August Contest Winner : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Friday, September 06, 2013 8:38 PM
We Will Know
Published by EIJI | Sunday, September 08, 2013 4:39 PM
worry not of love's ins and outs
Chasing Spiders
Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Saturday, August 31, 2013 4:14 AM
58 words.
The New Gravekeeper Is Made Welcome
Published by NORMIE SALVADOR | Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:23 AM
Year of the Snake Contest entry. August. 931 words. Trigger: #3: Denial of Death; #6: A Personal Name. Gloss: Aysus Mariosep: ‘Jesus, Mary, Joseph.’ An expression in which one takes the holy family’s names in vain. Kuya: ‘older brother.’ Honorific.
Published by JOCQUE LE FOU | Monday, August 26, 2013 9:23 AM
It's a three part poem, the first half is inspired from the tanka from Outcry from the Inferno: Atomic Bomb Tanka Anthology which also inspires the situation for which the poem takes place in. The second half is inspired by Albert Saijo and his writing style. The last part shows the life he has now after his catharsis Word count: 72
Published by EIJI | Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:46 PM
my "prosetry" born too late...another time another place my heart longs...August entry
Published by LANNING | Friday, August 02, 2013 6:45 AM
Year of the Snake entry for August. An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics. 500 words. For TK.
Year of the Snake Contest for August : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:56 PM
Published by LANNING | Monday, July 01, 2013 7:35 PM
Year of the Snake entry for July. 500 words. For RC and GD.
Jewels like tattoos
Published by HINAEA | Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8:17 AM
353 words. Symbolism in all that goes bling!
Journey's End
Published by ROSE MARIE | Monday, July 15, 2013 5:46 AM
"...looking for elusive tigers and an unknown adventure." (445 words)
Needle and Thread
Published by HINAEA | Friday, July 12, 2013 6:42 AM
Sonny Chillingworth, one of Hawai'i's prolific and renowned slack key artist, tells a story about the early love between his grandparents. Both families did not approve of their relationship, so his grandfather would court his beloved at night. Here he would put a needle into her metal screen that covered her window, tied to it was string that would be waxed. The other end of the string would be pulled along to where his grandfather would be, and the end of the string put into his guitar. As his grandfather would play, the music would vibrate through the string and against the metal window where Sonny's grandmother would follow the music - and the string - to her love. This slack key technique is known as needle and thread. Their love story inspired me to write this poem about my own love of my life. Our relationship started with a flower, that inspired him to write a song...and the rest is history.
Kapahulu- Still get flames at her lu'au feet. For Cuz Erica
Published by PIIHONUA | Sunday, July 07, 2013 1:17 PM
You know Nani, the most precious thing to me is something we can take from this 'aina, we can keep it alive and growing. Let's take some plants from the lehua taro patch. Word count:858
The Art of Feeling
Published by RAYMOND | Thursday, July 04, 2013 12:16 AM
Scars, let flow the blood! Seventy-four words
Year of the Snake Contest for July : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Monday, July 01, 2013 7:08 PM
Even beautiful has trouble finding acceptance
Published by HINAEA | Sunday, June 30, 2013 2:44 AM
Trigger #7. 137 heartfelt words. "She was a unique blend of worlds that rendered her beautiful in any region on earth." We're half-breeds, you and I, caught in between two worlds that sometimes have difficulty blending on the same platform. So where, I ask, do we find our sure footing to pour out what's in our heart when the world under our feet feels unsteady? Even beauty has trouble finding acceptance...
True Tales of Ms. Derring Do: Episode #27: Return to Blue Hawaii
Published by NORMIE SALVADOR | Saturday, June 29, 2013 2:12 AM
Year of the Snake Contest entry. 500 words. Triggers: #2, 8. Gloss: ina: mother; anak ko: my child; wen: yes; ama: father.
Kapahulu- Flames at her lu'au feet...
Published by PIIHONUA | Friday, June 14, 2013 6:12 AM
Uncle comes tearing out of the house saying, Ma, come back in da house, she going come get you too you know! : 494 words
May Winners in The Great BR Year of the Snake Contest : )
Published by LANNING | Thursday, June 06, 2013 2:18 AM
Flash Fiction Winners from the 2013 Hawaii Book and Music Festival
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Friday, May 24, 2013 1:49 AM
Each writer receives 10 Bamboo Bucks to use at the BR online bookstore : )
What Was Done
Published by LANNING | Sunday, June 02, 2013 10:05 PM
Year of the Snake Contest entry for June 2013. 500 words. For AL.
Year of the Snake Contest for June : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, June 01, 2013 7:31 AM
Misses and Mythconceptions
Published by NORMIE SALVADOR | Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:06 PM
Year of the Snake Contest entry. Triggers: #2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, & 11. 248 words.
Kairos / The moment
Published by KABOCHA | Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:26 AM
I’ve never written a poem But I have walked a lava field at midnight And seen the ropy hair of Pele unfurl in searing orange into a roiling sea. Year of the Snake Contest Entry. 230 words.
My Inner Astronaut
Published by GROVPB4 | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:49 PM
While I am alive, my inner astronaut cries.