Ghosts Next Door

Ghosts Next Door
by Lopaka Kapanui

Dec 27, 2022

Lele 2022

 ...continued from yesterday

Horrified screams rose above the din of traffic and everyday life.

Dec 26, 2022

Pryor Kamaka 2022

Pryor Kamaka was a prodigy at his westside school and the hope for his family and community's future.

Dec 25, 2022

Rizals 2022

"We each have our own car, but the Cadillac belongs to Jose," Junior said while removing the soaked rag from the water bucket.

Dec 24, 2022

Dec 23, 2022

Rita 2022

Boy sat in the kitchen with aunty Rita peeling potatoes while she worked on the deviled eggs, which is one of his favorite dishes that Rita made.

Dec 22, 2022

ʻAina Awakea 2022

Uncle Tiny, aunty Rita, and Tabby were out shopping for the weekend stay at the beach house.

Dec 21, 2022

Sanjuro 2022

"This is an old game," Tabby frowned while looking at all the pieces on the papamū.

"I have no words of wisdom to follow that statement," Boy replied. "Some things need to be learned and absorbed without the need to speak."

Dec 20, 2022

Halāwai 2022 Part 2

 ....continued from yesterday

James Pilar sat in front of Boy's large Koa wood desk, with Benny Correia next to him.

Dec 19, 2022

Halāwai 2022

 The union boss and their cohorts always got the side room opened for them during one of their lunch meetings.

Dec 18, 2022

That Day 2022 Part 5 Finale

The guitarist slowly mounted his assault on the audience without knowing we were in for a battle.

Dec 17, 2022

That Day 2022 Part 4

 .....Continued from yesterday

Flamenco is passionate and bombastic, with its accompanying members lending incredible rhythmic claps to the guitar player who blindingly strums his six-string.

Dec 16, 2022

That Day 2022 Part 3

I can't recall what we ate that night at Kenny's, but whatever it was, it was secondary to the conversation Debbie and I shared over that late dinner.

Dec 15, 2022

That Day 2022 Part 2

 Continued from yesterday....

"Oh no, no!" I assured her. "I catch the bus all the time, no worry!"

Dec 14, 2022

That Day 2022

When you're in love, everything is filled with the electricity of it.

Dec 12, 2022

Dec 9, 2022

Dec 6, 2022

Dec 5, 2022

Lana 2022

It was a long day of learning to unravel the layers of things that affected our upbringing. Hurts, betrayals, heartbreak, unrequited love.

Dec 2, 2022

Moku 2022

 Soil soaked with human blood from battles, mass murders, and sacrifice does not wash away through rains or floods or a change in the lay of the land.

Dec 1, 2022

Hoʻokumu 2022

Saddle Road was laden with vehicles parked off the blacktop, with their owners either basking in all the glory of the red volcanic glow from Mauna Loa.