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Misty Sanico is co-founder of HawaiiReads.com, a freelance writer and social media manager, and a sporadic book reviewer for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Also, a professional procrastinator and a loyal member of the Complex Compound Sentence Club. Club motto: "no fragment left behind".

THIS IS A 100 WORDS CONTEST ENTRY

No laulau left for da locals

Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Tuesday, August 31, 2010 3:16 AM


it's good for business... (Aug. BR 100 word contest)


We used to come here, ono for laulau. Joyful...
Before the national television network came.
Now, the place is spilling tourists.
It’s good for business.

We order, the waitress shakes her head.
We end up with chicken luau—not da same.
We wait and watch dolefully.
Barely touched laulaus are scraped off tourists’ plates into the trash.

They hang a sign, “NO MORE LAULAU”.
A local family turns back to their car.
Tourists head for the autograph photo the network left behind...
Take pictures, order one of everything, send half back in the rubbish.
We eat solemnly—not da same.



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