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August Featured Author—Cathy Song

  It's been a tough year and although her new book came out in June, Cathy Song has not had the usual opportunities to read and launch All the Love in the World properly. She's been a real trooper and made several wonderful videos that you can watch on our BR YouTube channel. We're trying...

Featured Author—SCOTT KIKKAWA

As an early standout of our Bamboo Shoots monthly writing contests, many of Scott Kikkawa's entries were chosen for publication in our annual issues. His dark humor and descriptive scenes made him a captivating favorite at our reading events. When all of his stories eventually made up a novel the editors decided to publish it...

Born and Raised

Written by Joanna Bressler at the Honolulu Book Fair. Three Bamboo Ridge authors/editors gave a quickie class in flash fiction. Well, what other kind of class would you give on that topic? Regarding the following piece, unfortunately I don't believe in past lives but I'm always interested in future ones.

"Appropriate" Uses for "Inappropriate" Words, or "Fuck" as a Literary Device

“Nobody paid any attention in Health class. everybody figured they knew all about all that shet. they all heard about it before you know—balling, fucking, blowing, finger banging and K-Y jelly and rubbers and foams that taste gross. you, the dick-cock, the two nuts-balls, the cunt, the clit. fucken ding-dong and ching-ching. big fucken shet…