Ghosts Next Door

Ghosts Next Door
by Lopaka Kapanui

Jul 31, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021 #92

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I'm a city boy, so I don't know anything about toiling in the dirt or farming of any kind. I can buy a couple of plants from Home Depot and water them and give them sun as per the instructions on the label but in a nursery or an arboretum?

Jul 30, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021 #93

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Manesh Tahk stood in the food line at Pu'uhuluhulu, patiently waiting his turn to fill his plate. The buzz of conversations in Hawaiian stirred something in him even though he was Hindu.

Jul 29, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021 #94

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I'm not a people person by any means. The people I work with have all connected through some social media platform, which is why I opened an account just to shut them up so they'd leave me alone. I don't go out to meet them at bars or eateries outside of regular business hours. That just blurs the line between work and personal shit.

Jul 28, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021. #95

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Shannon Lindsey was your typical older brother who loved making his younger sister’s life miserable. Gwen Lindsey couldn’t wait until high school was over.

Jul 27, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021 #96

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If the television blaring from the playroom featuring the morning news hadn't announced the time or date, I would not have had a single idea about time in and of itself.

Jul 26, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021 #97

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Snyder Hanover hi-jacked me for a quarter every day. I had more than that on me, but a quarter was all he wanted. If he was wiser, he could have taken my lunch money.

Jul 25, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021 #98

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Old discarded beer and wine bottles lined the beach just at the airport's outskirts, with the tops haphazardly sticking out of the sand. When the wind skimmed over the ocean and touched the opiate mouths of the bottles, it sounded like a clarion of conch shells announcing the arrival of someone of great importance or the beginning of a solemn ceremony.

Jul 24, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021 #99

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The construction crew stood around the freshly dug pit with hands on their hips, some wiping the sweat from their forehead while others shook their heads.  What lay at the bottom of that pit under the morning sun was going to be the deciding factor as to whether they went home or kept working. The bosses discussed their options.

Jul 23, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021 # 100

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In the 1970's it was not so strange that wives stayed home to care for the household and the children while the husband worked a good day, providing for his family, who often thrived in a humble two-bedroom home. Such was the case for Maitland Kamaka and his ohana.

Jul 15, 2021

Coming Soon! Beginning Friday, July 23! 100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021!

 Kenzoku


It was the morning of April 1, 1946. Kenzoku Ueshima and his wife Janet Ueshima just survived a night of bitter arguing, which first started in their small matchbox of a house. However, not wanting to make shame with their neighbors because the walls were paper-thin, they decided to take their argument elsewhere and ended up down at the peninsula at Laupāhoehoe.