A blockheaded writer got help from beyond

Every professional writer tells us, amateur writers, to write every single day. “Even when you don’t feel like writing, go ahead and write why you don’t feel like writing,” they tell us. Sadly, my friends, this is one of those days, when everything seems to go wrong, and even the simplest syntax and vocabulary seem…

Laura

A rainy day of 2002, I was landing in Costa Rica, a paradise on earth, where the stress and rush of the modern world are not to be found. Just yet. Not just yet. As always the same routine, immigration, taxi, and hotel. Just do it all over again a few days later. But little…

Fairies and my insomnia

Late at night, fairies visit me whispering stories and old tales. Some speak familiar languages, some talk in dialects I have never heard. Nonetheless, they all come to share their stories and their secrets. They fly around me, tickle me, pull my hair softly until I wake up and agree to play with them. When my…

Music: Musical notes and words

The earliest memories I have of music involve a piano, a guitar, and my grandfather’s sanshin (Okinawan guitar of three strings). We would enjoy music together. But don’t misunderstand my words, the musician was my grandfather. I was only the audience. He would play beautiful songs for me every afternoon to save us from the…

Angels with warriors’ souls

Date: July, 30th 2017 Place: Tokyo Temperature: So hot hell seems cool in comparison Mood: Yone oni   On this disastrous day, everything had gone wrong, as if God had given control of my life to the demons of my nightmares. Everything was just going wrong. And to top it all, I needed to go…

Candy crafting: When candy dances

  As children we all enjoy playing with dough and mud, we love dressing their ordinary appearance into whatever our innocent imagination tells us. But when we grow up, sadly,  we forget that once we were all artists, that we could create dragons, castles and kill them all at the end of the game to…