Since he was a child, David Emami loved going to the Oregon coast. While Hawaiian and Californian beaches are known for warm, blue waters that are ideal for swimming and surfing, Oregon’s waters are bitter cold and the beaches are stormy and windy.
David loved going during the cold winter months when no one else liked to visit. It usually meant he had the place to himself and gave him some much needed time away from the busy life of living in Portland.
As he walked along the surf, he noticed a bottle bobbing around in the water. He jumped toward it and was surprised to see that it was a message in a bottle. He was tickled to find it, and thought that they only existed in movies. He quickly popped the cork out and pulled out the scroll inside.
David wiped off his glasses and looked closely to read the note. It read, “If you find this, please send a letter to me so we can be friends!” It then had an address scribbled on the bottom from a city in China that David couldn’t possibly pronounce.
“China? I don’t even speak Chinese!” said David as he crumpled the note up and threw it into the surf.
After a two hour drive home, David proudly placed his new bottle in his apartment. He shook out his wet, sandy boots and cuddled up to Fred and Barbra Streisand until they fought their way out his grip. It had been a perfect day.
David Emami is Alone in Portland is a collection of stories that peer into the life of a middle-aged curmudgeon with a fondness for cats and antiques.
Playfully illustrated with Bitmoji characters, his story comes to life as each day brings a new adventure.
He was obsessive compulsive and mad about antiques. The apartment was covered, top to bottom, in decor that would be more aligned with that of an old woman that peaked in the 1960s. david-emami-takes-on-portland.html
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