A valiant island warrior, wounded in battle against foreign invaders, falls into a mysterious underwater world. When the octopus who rescued him transforms into a handsome young man, they fall in love and an epic adventure begins. Aikāne is a Hawaiian term meaning intimate friends of the same sex. Legendary figures, ruling chiefs, and commoners alike had aikane as trusted partners. This imaginary tale is inspired by the history.
Daniel Sousa, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Judith Light
Presented as Part Of MADE IN HAWAI’I SHORT STORIES