#FF — O’ahu Resurrection

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PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

Out of breath after barely catching the bus, I looked for a seat. Being a haole, no alohas were found in the faces of the Islanders – except his. Mine said mahalo as I sat.

I told him my divorce was new; that in the end my ex saw me as poke and I saw him as Spam musubi. He laughed and took my hand.

We rented a changing hut at Sunset Beach. Kapu kapu kapu pounded in my ears with his every thrust.

We emerged, sated and staggering.

Please stay. Be part of Ohana,” he said, with talofa.

[100 words]

Glossary:
Aloha = hello, love, goodbye
Haole = a derogatory term used by native Hawaiians to pinpoint a foreign white person or non-Polynesian individual.
Islander = born in the Islands
Kapu = forbidden
Mahalo = thank you
Ohana = family
Poke = diced raw fish, seasoned with sea salt
Spam musubi = a slab of Spam on top of sushi rice, wrapped in nori
Talofa = I am happy and delighted to give you my love.

Most word meanings used were found here.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the dedicated host of Friday Fictioneers.

64 Comments Add yours

  1. Love this, msj! Hope what you two did was not as kapu as it seemed to be.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Neel, glad you enjoyed the story.

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  2. Irene says:

    Adorable story, and great use of the photo prompt!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Irene 🙂

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  3. Dale says:

    Love the way you did this. A great little intro to Hawaiian!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dale. I wanted to know what the hats meant and then thought why not incorporate them into the story.

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      1. Dale says:

        Ya done good 😉

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  4. Dear Lisa,

    Kind of whirlwind talofa, but why not? But…eeeeew Spam has no place wrapped in nori with sushi rice. The thought causes my gorge to rise with the tide. BTW Poke is one of my favorite things. Mahalo for such a delightful story.

    Shaloha,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, I love your response ❤
      Shaloha,
      Lisa

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  5. An excellent slice of paradise.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Anthony 🙂

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  6. granonine says:

    I kind of hope it turns into a forever Aloha !

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Me also, Linda!

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  7. neilmacdon says:

    Saucy, Jade, despite the spam and raw fish

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL thanks, Neil 🙂

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    A whirlwind holiday romance. I hope she stays 🙂

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  9. Nobbinmaug says:

    Whoa! Slow down. That could be why her last marriage didn’t end so well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      May be…. or maybe not…

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        Ooh… Mysterious.

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  10. memadtwo says:

    Talofa…what a great word. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      For sure, K.

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    2. Lynn Love says:

      Such a sweet meeting – and very sect too, of course! Wonder if they’ll make a go of it. Really great

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thanks, Lynn, glad you enjoyed the story.

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  11. I wonder if she stayed and joined his ohana.

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  12. plaridel says:

    naughty! naughty. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 What happens in Hawaii stays in Hawaii — unless it’s in a FF story 😉

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  13. badfinger20 says:

    Well I learned some things … I remember how much I hate spam also.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hawaii is the top place where spam is still eaten. Isn’t that off the hook?

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        Ooohhh that is. It messes with me just thinking about it….

        I went back to work today…I have the IT department to myself…no contact with anyone…it lifted my spirits a bit…just sitting at my desk.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Congratulations on getting back to your jobsite. That has to feel good.

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          1. badfinger20 says:

            It does…it makes it better than I can pretty much be alone.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Yes. You know it may come to a place where people will stay at home, with a single person like you in the office, coordinating and troubleshooting. It must be nice to just get out of the house for awhile.

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              1. badfinger20 says:

                Oh it really is…just to have a routine again

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  14. draliman says:

    A saucy little piece this week! Nice one!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Ali!

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  15. Great fun and saucy with it. Loved how they saw each other derogatorily, as different types of food

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Michael, glad you enjoyed the story.

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  16. Sandra says:

    Great use of the prompt there. Enjoyed it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sandra, glad you did.

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  17. Sweet story – but I hope you don’t mind me saying that having to check all the translations while I was reading it was very distracting because it kept taking me out of the story.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I understand where it would be distracting from the story. Thanks for reading and giving your thoughts.

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  18. judeitakali says:

    You really gave this a sensual twist. My my..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jude. This one was fun to write.

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Must have been, great read🌼

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  19. pennygadd51 says:

    I hope family isn’t a whole collection of wives! What a wonderfully crazy tale!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope so too, Penny. He may have his own harem! Glad you enjoyed my fanciful romp.

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  20. Nice one – entertaining and informative! Love it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I adopted your framework, Keith, from A-Z. Thanks and glad you liked the story!

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  21. This was delightful! After having been in Hawaii and having a friend who owns a granola company there and throws Hawaiin words into conversations often, I had no trouble reading this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So awesome, Lish! Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

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  22. Russell says:

    Intriguing! And thanks for the little dictionary down at the bottom. I needed it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Russell!

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  23. Varad says:

    Sweet tale (despite the raw fish) Thanks for a light-hearted tale, Jade.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Varad, thank you.

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  24. Mike says:

    What can I say… grindz Perhaps

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    1. msjadeli says:

      That’s one I don’t know but it seems fitting 🙂

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  25. magarisa says:

    She moves on quickly! Love the Hawaiian vocab you incorporated into the story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Magarisa 🙂

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      1. magarisa says:

        You’re welcome, Li.

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  26. Laurie Bell says:

    Now there’s a holiday!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 In my dreams, for sure.

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