‘The Legend of Sleepy Aiea’ By Doc Krinberg

In a contemporary reimagining of Irving’s ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ the story is now set in late 20th Century O’ahu with the terrifying headless Hessian now replaced by a fierce Hawaiian Night Marcher; a spirit of from a pitch battle in 1795…a new arrival from the mainland in the form of Ike Kurane, a teacher with a flair for hula dancing starts winning hearts and minds of the female staff at Aiea High and is most drawn to Kalina Aka Weiwei, a beautiful teacher and daughter to a rich developer much to the chagrin of Abraham ‘Brah’ Keoloa, a retired NFL player and asst. football coach who for awhile has been Kalina’s steady beau. Being addicted to ghost stories, Kurane is swept up in fellow teacher Dr. Van Meter’s tales of the haunting of R building, where both teach. The story of the headless warrior and testimony to its hauntings have led the staff to actually lock the benjos (bathrooms) in R building. Calamity ensues when Kurane, on Homecoming/Halloween leaves the festivities and goes to fetch a gift Van Meter and the math department bought for Kalina, alone and in the darkened R building.

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