​​​​Black Diamond: A Cambodian Story

​            ​by Karen Harlow

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by Cha Cha Harlow

~A time travel fantasy~

I write a book of life, as the radio blares a song about lost love. Descending a spiral stairway to the beach, I read the creative calm of the Pacific. At last, the marine layer retreats and a blazing sun bathes the world in golden warmth. Crashing waves advance on the shore at high tide, and then pull back to smooth the sand with a sheet of glassiness that reflects a simpler time. Squawking seagulls battle over a stale crust of bread. I take off my boots to feel the coarse sand between my toes. I pick up shells and rocks and hurl them against the salty onshore wind. The surf erases my footprints. A pod of dolphins disappears with grace into the dazzling expanse of ocean that ends in an azure line on the horizon.

A new story begins.   

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​  "Cha Cha"

​  ​   Storyteller & Voice

"Everything you can imagine is real."

~Pablo Picasso 

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​​​About Karen

​Karen Harlow is a longtime radio personality and award-winning journalist. ​She lives in Southern California.