Ghosts Next Door

Ghosts Next Door
by Lopaka Kapanui

Aug 31, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #61

TAPESTRY II


My mother handed me her phone and headed straight out the front door, “how did this guy even get my phone number?”

Aug 30, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #62

ICK


Have you ever wondered about the distance between yourself and someone you’re related to? What I mean is that you could be sitting across the table from your own brother but

Aug 29, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #63

KAHUNA FOR LUNCH


I remember as a child that it was not an unusual thing to leave your doors open at night and more often than not passersby were always invited in by my parents to be given a warm meal and water to drink.

Aug 28, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #64

TAPESTRY 


My mother by the looks of her appears to be a very bright and intelligent woman in her forties but is, in fact, eighty-six years of age. After dad died mom didn't want to stay in the house anymore

Aug 27, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #65

WAHI


I was just back from the mainland for vacation and my brother Wahi and I got turned around while hiking the Aiea loop trail, it was unusual for us since we hiked that trail all the time as kids.

Aug 26, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #66

AUGUST 4 1981 TUESDAY


I turned 19 today and I am not sure what to think or feel. I mean I'm 19 and my whole life has been about school, now school is out so what do I do? Do I go to college and do more school or do I party all night? 

Aug 25, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #67

KANI: THE MURDER OF TAMA CHUN 5



Principal Tamashiro appeared on the far side of the field where Mr. Kiyabu and Ms. Nakashima were holding their only coed class on the tug of war.

Aug 24, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #68

KANI: THE MURDER OF TAMA CHUN 4


Milton Tamashiro was a reluctant principal of Waipahu Intermediate school, the DOE begged for him to come out of retirement and take the job.

Aug 23, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #69

KANI: THE MURDER OF TAMA CHUN 3



A year ago George Luke began to receive correspondence from his uncle who lived in the Zhongnan residential district in Foshan, China.

Aug 22, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #70

KANI: THE MURDER OF TAMA CHUN 2

10 am 2nd period English


"My last name is Chun just like Tama and several times I told his parents that we probably related but they don't want to listen to me," Ms. Pat Chun was the English teacher at the school who was long past retirement.

Aug 21, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #71

KANI: THE MURDER OF TAMA CHUN

Before. 2:00 pm. School bell rings.


George Luke is a science teacher at Waipahu intermediate who was enthusiastic about changing young minds once he graduated college with his teaching certificate and his degree in science.

Aug 20, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #72

KANI


Tama was a normal boy of thirteen years old who loved the things that boys his age loved to do. For Tama, his primary enjoyment came from playing the 'ukulele.

Aug 19, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #73

WOMAN AT THE DOOR



Saturday, August 1, 1981


Our little cul de sac of a neighborhood was a fire with the sounds of something new and astounding that premiered on national television. Little did we know

Aug 18, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #74

HYOKO


She called me from a pay phone a block away from her apartment. She told her roommate that she needed to go to the 7-11 for feminine napkins. "He didn't say a word, he just nodded his head," there was a nervous fear under her voice.

Aug 17, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #75

THINK OF LAURA


Laura didn't love herself because of her weight but we loved her because she was so funny and insightful.

Aug 16, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #76

THROUGH AND THROUGH III CONCLUSION



Chelsea was still a bit dazed from the horrible nightmare she had the night before. She slept intermittently throughout the night and finally gave up sleeping altogether.

Aug 15, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #77

THROUGH AND THROUGH PART II


Clement Mattina’s murder was an outright message to anyone that had business with the Giordano family. There were no second chances once you slipped up

Aug 14, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #78

THROUGH AND THROUGH PART 1


March 2017



Clement Mattina was a delivery boy for a national pizza chain for years and after seeing first hand how his former manager ran the store, he figured one day that he could open his own business and do pizza better, and he did.

Aug 13, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #79

A TRUE STORY


1979


They were dressed in black dance leotards forming circles and numbers with their bodies. Every time I thought I had a proper count of them there would be more.

Aug 12, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #80

THIS LIFE

(A conversation this morning with someone who wanted the gift of sight and all things spiritual)

ME: Most mornings if not all of them are filled with one normal occurrence and that is the sensation of someone playing with what's left of my hair.

Aug 11, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #81

WAIWAI


She floats across the smooth tiled floor, a large bare space for her effortless steps to carry her back and forth and side to side.

Aug 10, 2018

Aug 9, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #83

NO, LISTEN



We found our mini-bully in the middle of our front yard laying flat on her tummy with all four legs splayed out.

Aug 8, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #84

REMEMBER BETH 


“I remember when you were a baby and I always brought you to Sandy beach in the late afternoons so you could collect all kinds of different rocks and shells.

Aug 7, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #85

ITHEACHAIN


It was one of those days when you have a schedule of things you need to follow but no matter what you do to keep to that schedule, you are interrupted at every turn.

Aug 6, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #86

KEVIN AT THE CLUB


My ears were still ringing and I was pretty sure that I smelled like twenty different kinds of cigarette smoke brands and one kind of Tennessee whiskey after spending a few hours in that dive off of Fort street mall.

Aug 5, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #87

MAYBE THIS TIME


“You don’t even have to love me,” she pleaded. “I can just be here for you whenever you need someone to be with you or to just hang out?

Aug 4, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #88

RUBBER SOLE


Every morning this tall husky looking woman with a horrid sense of fashion and an even more horrid taste in jewelry paces back and forth in front of our store with a wild look in her eyes.

Aug 3, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #89

THE VILLAGE NEEDS THE MONSTER


When I think about it now, I should have gone elsewhere to clear my mind and get my thoughts together. Like my own neighborhood in town, that would have been easier.

Aug 2, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #90

 GOODBYE GIRL


“Why do I have to die?” Shana asked her mother. It was a hard question but Lorelle didn’t want her daughter’s last memory of life to be a horrible one.

Aug 1, 2018

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2018 #91



SCRATCH AND THE COUPE DE VILLE



The 1970 Cadillac Coupe de Ville was the facelift car that gave Caddilac the best sales that the company would ever see from a single model.