NUKU HIVA - Sharking Video
In this Moth winning story I want to go for a swim in a remote South Pacific anchorage, but I'm on my period and worry that sharks will smell my blood and come for me. When I do decide to go for a swim, I discover that my bravery is more than just a delusion.
This is a short vignette from my in-progress memoir about the three years I spent hitchhiking on sailboats. The story takes place on the first of these boats on the first island I'd reached since leaving Mexico and crossing three thousand miles of open ocean.
Here's the video from The Moth StorySLAM in St. Paul.
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And thanks to The Moth for such a high quality video.