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

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.
Kapahulu- Kaika's Torch Fishing Tale
Published by PIIHONUA | Wednesday, May 08, 2013 5:03 PM
...when Uncle Bobo picked me up, he was wearing something kinda different under his fishing shirt, like one shiny night clubbing shirt, Don Ho style kine. Like I said, UNDERNEATH his hamajang fishing shirt.: 1,044 words
To Fear Gao
Published by LANNING | Sunday, May 05, 2013 1:10 AM
Year of the Snake Contest: 1914 words.
Taste of A Song
Published by HINAEA | Sunday, May 05, 2013 8:41 AM
99 words in how a summer night eating out at the food trucks can turn into something sensual.
Published by HERMDOG | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:49 PM
Closed Bloody Fists: 78 Words
Year of the Snake Contest for May : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:12 PM
Published by PIIHONUA | Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:43 PM
That ghost! I seen him again! Standing right there like last night, right by the lehua taro plant! : 486 words
This Is What You Get
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:03 AM
Year of the Snake Contest entry for April -- 500 words. For MH.
March Winner: Year of the Snake writing contest : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Wednesday, April 03, 2013 10:24 PM
Published by HINAEA | Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:44 PM
"This would be the last time she would know morning, by tomorrow, the stars would steal her away..." - 122 word count. Resumbitted for April :)
The Great BR Year of the Snake Contest for April : )
Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:27 PM
30 Days of Sorrow & An Afternoon of Solace
Published by HINAEA | Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:40 AM
"Tears like the shape of my own eyes fall from hers and the wind reaches up to lick them into oblivion. In that moment, I come to taste my own fault." This story came to me as I watched a young girl swim in the ocean with her long dress. It seemed so peaceful, yet it didn't fit, and so a story of loss and letting go began to stir and this was the result. 641 words.
Published by HINAEA | Friday, March 29, 2013 12:48 AM
My response to a song written for me using the ylang-ylang flower and my love for the composer who is from Wai'anae, thus the references to Ka'ala and Kaiaulu wind of that area.
When we end in flames
Published by HINAEA | Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:27 PM
"Warmth & pleasure pouring over as I arch my body to meet yours..." is this how your text messages start off?!? Well, between these two lovers it does. Read on and enjoy! - 150 word count.
Kapahulu- 427 words
Published by PIIHONUA | Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:01 AM
Just cut him some slack if he gets thirsty every night around dinner time.