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Jabiz Raisdana is a writer and former NYC public school teacher, living and teaching in Malaysia the time this story was written, and now living in Qatar. Check out his website: On Sunday, December 26, 2004 he and his wife, staying on Koh Phi Phi Island in Thailand, rented a sail boat and headed out to sea. Then, everything went wrong. This is his story. An excerpt from “Five Minutes” was read by writer and friend Reed Dickson at the January 16, 2005 Sunday Salon.

We were evacuated the next morning at dawn. A week has passed …