Graduate of McKinley High School (2003) and recently earned a master's degree in English/Creative Writing at the University of Northern Colorado. Magician and writer by trade. His novella, Silence Above Chinatown, is an introspective glimpse at everyday Hawaii with an insider's look from an outsider's point of view. Currently, he is teaching at the University of Northern Colorado.
THIS IS A 100 WORDS CONTEST ENTRY
A Walk Through Valley of the Temples
BR 100 words contest (August)
Walking through this desolate and bleak space, treading through the deadened grass, I’m captured by the warmth of a collage of quilted flowers. Red, yellow, and violet violently clash, creating beautiful streams of color that thaw my stolid face.
The marble stones whisper as soft as sea foam: “Miyamoto, 51,” “Kim, 62,” and “Takao, 3.”
A white bench rests in the distance. Below, fallen orchid petals dance in the air to a symphony of windless music.
I sit. The hard bench touching my skin sends warm waves against my boulder heart. The memories of this place could fill an ocean.