Ghosts Next Door

Ghosts Next Door
by Lopaka Kapanui

Nov 12, 2018

Uncle Thomas

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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.

Nov 5, 2018

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Keep Your Thoughts To Yourself

Standing in line to place my order at the fast food joint my mind is filled with all the negative things which are attributed to standing in line at a fast food joint.

Nov 4, 2018

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After Ours

Financially times are so hard on the islands that even though you're a brilliant person with a B.A. in business, applying that degree to an actual job is like finding a meticulously carved toothpick in a jar full of toothpicks.

Nov 3, 2018

The Stranger: Flux

"I went down to the crossroads,
fell down on my knees..."


A 1972 Sattelite Sebring seems like an unusual car to have but my strange like for it is because Plymouth and Dodge were coming out of their car coke bottle shaped 68 and 69 models craze with their Chargers, Roadrunners, and Superbees.

Nov 2, 2018

The Stranger: One More Time

"I woke last night to the sound of thunder, 
how far off I sat and wondered..."


Boy Napualawa's office was unlike any business office you've ever seen. The exterior didn't look like anything spectacular. In fact, if someone was lost and asking for directions to a specific location, this building would have been the one which you'd describe as being next to the place that the lost tourist was in search of.

Nov 1, 2018

The Stranger: After One More

We have an understanding. As long as she's at the bar and I come knocking, she'll open up. Once I'm in she'll put up the closed sign and shut off the neon lights.