We love stories here at PBS Hawaii. And as the name of our weekly program LONG STORY SHORT indicates, we don't think they need be extended to be effective.
Here are a few short but complete stories from the many written voices in this fat, rich book:
From educator Richard Hamasaki:
In perfect waves
From Canadian-born former Honolulu resident W.J. Illerbrun:
Bus from Manoa
Always the same hair and dress
And from a boy named Mark who submitted this essay at Makaha Elementary School in 1981:
My mother lives in Las Vegas my father lives in Hawaii. I am my father's son and my sister is icky. Our family has small noses and soft faces. If you ask me one day I will soar like an eagle to visit my mother.
Other stories are told with more words but not necessarily with more feeling or authenticity!