Welcome to my 200th post. After 199 post, I have reached the number 200. I want to give you a little taste of what my story Obon: Day of the dead (Reunion) is about. There is an Obon in Japan which falls somewhere in August. Obon is celebrated as a day for spirits of the living to visit their loved ones for three day. On the third day, the spirits are sent on their way home to the ghost realm until next year.
Since Obon is a Japanese holiday, I decided to have the ‘Obon’ on Halloween. Halloween is almost like the Japanese Obon, except kids are given candy and toys to put in their bags. I believe that most Japanese children go trick-or-treating just like the western children.
Although Halloween and Obon are many months away, that still hasn’t stopped me from making stories about Halloween. Crumbs, I’m talking about a holiday that hasn’t happened yet. In the meantime, I’ve only made a few drafts on the novel, and I have no plans to publish the novel just yet. I have too many projects to work on at this moment. For now, I have the story on the back burner.
But I do have a story just in the back drawer that I have to rewrite called Hotaru the Brave. Hotaru the Brave is about a 13 year old Japanese girl who is a witch. Along with her best friend, Kenji, Hotaru saves the life of the prime minister’s daughter, Yukie from a yakuza boss (who is also a witch). I will get to that story and have it posted.
Sorry this isn’t much; I thank you for all the love and support for making my blog a smash hit. Please tell me how I am doing. What you like; what you don’t like. Tell me anything you want (just keep it on the PG-13 level). This is a family-friendly apmostspere.