|Sarah and the Thing (standard:adventure, 2086 words)|
|Author: hvysmker||Added: Jul 30 2004||Views/Reads: 2573/1584||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A birthday girl on Vacation in Hawaii finds a very strange object|
This story is loosely based on the old, old, song, named ‘The Thing'. If you don't know it, the song is about somebody walking on the beach and finding a box. The box had something in it, never named. It was driving the finder crazy in that they couldn't sell, show, or even give it away. People would see it and run. The purpose in the song was to get you to wonder what the hell it was. If you're curious do an internet search for it. Nuff said. ********************** Sarah was visiting Hawaii on her college vacation. The young girl had always wanted to go to Hawaii and her father gave her a trip for her birthday, unfortunately the rest of her family couldn't go. Better than nothing, she thought, and she did want to prove her independence, after all she was all of eighteen years old. The hotel the travel service had booked her into was plush and comfortable. She had two weeks but near the end of the first she was already getting bored. The place was filled with mostly old people and families with only much younger kids. She had expected at least some people her own age. You could only wander along Waikiki beach for so long alone before you became bored. On top of that, it had rained every day so far, it being the rainy season for the islands. Probably the reason her father got such a good deal on the price. Here she was, almost half way into her dream vacation, and just sitting on her lanai watching the rain pour down. It was depressing. If she had been old enough, she figured, she would be drunk. “Well, I guess I better go have lunch. At least I won't get wet doing that.” She looked at her watch briefly. “Damn, and this is the rush hour in the cafeteria.” She muttered to the silent room. Sarah got up from the lawn chair she had been sitting on, remembering to turn off the television in her room. Hell, the same programs as at home, she thought, at least they could have something different here, halfway around the world. Like she had thought, the place was packed, with most of the tables and booths either filled with howling kids, or almost filled with old farts. There was one table though that only had one old man who looked to be almost finished. Sarah considered going back to her room to wait but, what the hell, she went to that one table, which changed her young life. She sat down to wait for a waiter, the old man glancing up from his spaghetti meal. Oh, no, she thought, Sarah hated Spaghetti and meatballs. Her Aunt served it every time she visited, and it was probably the meal she would get, included in the travel package. Maybe she should just pay for some hamburgers and fries, but she only had a limited amount of cash to last her two weeks. Well, she decided to let it go. This wasn't turning out like she had been anticipating. Sure enough, she got spaghetti. On top of it all, the old man was starting to talk to her. She had judged him about finished. He was, with his meal. Now he ordered a big pot of coffee and wanted to talk. “How do you like the place? I come here every year.” The man smiled. “OK, I guess. Just not very exciting is all.” “Oh, I would think a pretty girl like you would find plenty to do?” “Hah, the only good looking boy's I've seen just want my money.” She fiddled around with her fork, surprised she had even answered him. Probably just don't want to face eating this stuff, she decided. “What about the hotel hula show, you didn't like that?” “It was alright, but I could have seen it on my television at home.” For some reason, maybe the way he smiled, she found the man easy to talk to. It might be because of spending all that time alone in her room in the rain. “Come on, young lady. I see you moping around all day. Come on give an old man a smile.” She forced one out for him. Click here to read the rest of this story (163 more lines)
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