Preludes: My Onesans

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands
copyright © 2013

I studied diligently as apprentice geisha despite my onesan’s absences. My big sister couldn’t get along with other geisha sisters. I was saddened when my onesan left one day. And I was shocked to see several sisters gleefully mocking her as she walked away.

Our okaasan was a good mother but didn’t see the mischief in our okiya. She said, “Because your onesan left you may choose a new one.” I was happy because there was a geisha I wanted as my onesan. Yet, I chose another because she needed me; she said her little sister had left her.

Yordie Sands portrays apprentice geisha Suzuki

I was a mere minari dancing to earn my keep.

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About Yordie

I'm an avatar in Second Life where I star as the heroine of a virtual fantasy life. In the real world, I'm writing my debut sci-fi novel.
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