Join the author, Tony Martello, a CAL-HI surfer, on mini reading adventures that can be read in under 20 minutes. He writes about interesting humans, wild nature, and the action between them. He welcomes tips if you find yourself inspired!
By Land Or Sea?
The couple lands at the Kona International Airport. Taylor has a plan to propose to his girlfriend of eight months. He knows he must take her to the hottest place on earth where neither lover has been before. This one is not like his first wife who hounded him daily for leaving shoes in the entryway and pressured him to climb the corporate ladder to no avail.
Beneath The Shades
Every summer a select group of students from Stanford University comes to Fallen Leaf Lake to camp out, row, and water ski the glassy lake of privilege. The lake is so glassy that Randy can see her reflection as she steps into his kayak. The glow of her blond hair reverberates off the water like a radiant beacon warning him of her rocky shores. The sequins on her black two-piece sparkle, emitting interstellar messages from her bikini onto the water surface-reflecting back through his polarized sunglasses. These signals indicate she is an important young woman with status. As Rhonda steps in, the kayak sinks slightly. The first thing Randy notices isn’t her eyes but her pink and black Prada sunglasses. Randy recalls purchasing his Prizm Oakley’s because they were polarized and able to see into the depths of the water. He must keep an eye out for large rocks, branches, and shallow dangers under the surface while steering the boat for his customers.
The cold-water stabs at Rico, penetrating his bones. Wind chop bites and claws at his face. The unfamiliar coastline of the Pacific digs out the survival of him. As he floats south with the currents, he drifts back to himself as a child of twelve treading the same trail every day to Don Hilario's vineyard. Back then, he found his endurance by listening to the melody of the ocean, but today, a much louder drum beat down on him:
Seeds of Emery
Her mother hikes along the Greenback Ridge in the Emerald Forest. She scales the trail through the black lava rocks on the top of the mountain. The jagged boulders emit a radiant green, illustrating a forest blessed with ferns, palms, and vibrant trees clothed in brilliance.
After swimming from sea to sea on his one-thousand-year quest for love, Proteus sends a request to Poseidon for help on his journey.
Without any lifeguard training, we were going to Hawaii to save souls. Who needed saving? Why were they in danger? I wasn’t so sure back then and all I did was imagine how much fun I could have on my orange and yellow spongey boogie board. I visualized a billowing sandy beach sprawled out amongst wispy pine trees and a small cove with peaky waves that broke left and right across the sand. With the scene imprinted in my imagination, I stood up on my Orangesicle bogey board, strapped the leash on my left wrist, and surfed it off my bed. I hit the ground hard and burned my right cheek into the old carpet. We were leaving in two weeks and I would be ready!
Swish & Soup
At home: On the corner of Noriega & The Great Highway, the younger brother plays, stuck in the shadow
The Carrot Dangler
We desire to collaborate Its policy corporates We are obligated to earn Its tendency is to spurn It dangles carrots of many colors