Tag Archives: Preludes

Preludes: The Samurai’s Poem

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 I approached the samurai seated in my teahouse. I bowed with respect, saying, “konnichiwa honorable sir.” He looked at me with inquisitive eyes, unlike the blank stares of those warriors who … Continue reading

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Preludes: And I Was Alone

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 I was no longer geisha Suzuki, I used my real name again. I had a home of my own because my patron wanted this for me. The garden was named … Continue reading

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Preludes: The Zen Garden

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 When I was a little girl I saw my first tea garden. I was charmed by the teahouse and the Zen rock garden. I visited there often and always found … Continue reading

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Preludes: My Danna

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 When I became maiko I lived the life of an aspiring geisha. I performed for and served the many businessmen and samurai who visited our okiya. One day I entertained … Continue reading

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Preludes: Our Okiya

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 The hanamachi was the oldest of all the flower towns and our okiya was the largest. We had five geisha and many apprentices. The teahouse was open each day and we performed … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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