Category Archives: Writing

Tom & Viv & Me

I’ve been wanting, trying to find the mindset that would enable me to write another 100 Word Story (or Drabble or you name it). Finally, this past week, I was so motivated and I wrote “Tom & Viv & Me” … Continue reading

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Writing vs. Blogging

Oh how I hate to write. Writing is hard. I can blog a post in less than an hour, even with pictures, even with some thought. But writing in a manner that people will find things laid out orderly, modestly … Continue reading

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Getting Better

Enough readers have come forward to tell me they enjoy my writing style to inspire me to pledge to become a better writer. But while I’ve cultivated my style over many years, I’m struggling to write well. Getting better is … Continue reading

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The Ending

The story of “The Samurai & The Geisha” has ended. It was a very difficult ending for me to write, a stretch of my skills, but I enjoyed it. For those who want the Cliff Note on what happened, basically … Continue reading

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Conflict In Kansai

Part 20, The Samurai & The Geisha There was a storm of political attacks and accusations, the town’s landlord lashed out at the samurai. There were yakuza threatening the merchants, and samurai confronting the yakuza. A darkness was felt everywhere, … Continue reading

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Yakuza!

Part 18, The Samurai & The Geisha It happened so fast I was unprepared. I was sitting outside the Ramenshop and Koniki was tending shop. We had a single solitary customer and things were quiet. I was writing into my … Continue reading

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My Heavy Thoughts

Part 16, The Samurai & The Geisha When my Takamatsu and I came to Kansai, we were honored to reacquaint ourselves with an old friend, the empress of the region, Amiryu sama. In reconnecting with Ami, as she wishes to … Continue reading

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