Mahalo, Mahalo [Beauty of the World]

"I thought you were a dolphin, man."  Garrett's eyeballs scraped as he opened his heavy lids. "I'll take that as a compliment."  Eric took his pulse again. Garrett clutched at the wet sand, choking and spewing more seawater. "Lay still a few more minutes."  Eric slowly pushed him back.  "The ocean and heroin aren't a good mix." …

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The Sunset Will Always Be There

"We should only allow one person from each home to work there," said one of the elders, eventually.  "Others can maintain our traditional homesteads -- at least."  The others nodded, welcoming this compromise. They had already accepted the inevitability of the factory.  The elders of neighboring villages continued discussing what the changes would mean for their future. "What if it …

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Let’s Lehizdangef, My Sister! [Beauty of the World]

Let's go back, my sister. Before dead kids and chemo.  Before scorched houses and soup kitchens.  Before lost dreams and forbidden ice cream. Let's lehizdangef, my sister!  We'll find echoes of our childhood laughter in the summer's breeze. . _________ Beauty of the World:  In this series I use an “untranslatable word” in a story. These …

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