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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

one hundred word story #21: This one's true


This is the story of a smiley man and a surfer woman. He has a coconut that needs opening; she has a recipe for Hawaiian haupia. He goes Indonesia to chase waves but soon chases her back to California, back to Hawaii, then forward to Nicaragua, Spain, Italy, China, Tibet, Nepal. He becomes a teacher. She puts herself through graduate school. They both watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He becomes a brown belt in Hawaiian jujitsu; she a black belt in Los Angeles yoga. When they decide to marry, the smiles grow wider, the waves gnarlier, the coconuts sweeter. Ohana.


with love for my one and only brother, and his lovely wife-to-be

4 comments:

Josh/Science/Lawndale said...

I love you so much Junie. What a special gift. You are amazing. Love Big Bro

shelby said...

I just teared up, thank you julia! I love it. You're such an amazing writer.

miss J. said...

so glad you guys enjoyed it! i bet we could write another hundred words with all the places you'll go...

love you both. x

gteamhj said...

And the next morning, Mim teared up. Wow. I'm blessed by a wonderful son with a smiley face, a beautiful new daughter-in-law who can bend backward from the front, and an incredibly loving talented daughter. Bingo! xxx