Ghosts Next Door

Ghosts Next Door
by Lopaka Kapanui

Jan 9, 2019

Sister's Sacrifice

Too bad this drive is taking so long; here I am heading in a pointless direction where I do not care to go. Yet, as a result of the badgering and nagging of my older sister, I have to be there. You know what sucks even more? This is my sister’s idea but she’s not going, how’s that for shit?

Dec 27, 2018


I usually don’t hear my cell phone go off at three ‘o clock in the morning and if I do, the sound seems to come from a deep dark tunnel in the murky distance of night. Or least that’s how it sounds to me.

Dec 20, 2018

Believe in Shane

My life had fallen apart to the point that my own daughter wanted nothing to do with me, her new stepfather was well off and I guess money talks and love can’t afford forever twenty-one or all things Roxy.

Nov 12, 2018

Uncle Thomas


It was because of my uncle Thomas that my parents were able to buy the family station wagon at a good price. He owned a local car dealership and he gave my dad a good deal, it goes without saying that uncle Thomas didn't make a huge commission on the sale but after all, he was my dad's younger brother.

Nov 7, 2018

Mr. Durin

“Off the record, I think this is all a bunch of bullshit and that these employees worked one another up into a lather, so that management had no choice but to employ the likes of someone such as yourself,” Mr. Durin’s black beady eyes regarded me with obvious contempt from across his tightly manicured desk.

Nov 6, 2018

A Chance Without Knowing

In the convenience store, the soft drinks, the juice, and water were stored right next to the beer, hard liquor and wine. When the tall dark man entered the store, the husband, wife, and sister in law yelled at the college students and the older drunk men that the liquor cabinet was closed after eleven in the evening; which it was.