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Find a mentor.

20 Jul

Enjoy your work.

19 Jul

Her pleasure was an offence to her profession.

“We are watching you” Okosan said, “You must hide your passion within yourself. Your danna will get the wrong impression”.

The other women in the okiya liked her because she made them laugh. The modern girls had little respect for the traditional ways, and preferred to spend their time with the military and tourists.

She could do a wonderful impression of the English-speaking men who visited the front rooms.

“Har du yu do?”

Fear not.

18 Jul

What was that?

A groan, or sigh, and a sort of flutter-rustle against the bathroom door. Adrenalin bolted up his legs and across his chest.

 “HELLO?”

Now a slow, sliding noise along the floor outside. Holy CRAP what was that? He turned off the shower, but now silence…complete.

His jaw was shaking and blood pumped in his ears. The door opened.

“LOOK, I found your old combat pack under the house! It’s bloody HUGE“.

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Put on your undies before your shoes.

17 Jul

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Get wet.

16 Jul

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Think carefully.

15 Jul

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Beware of small women.

13 Jul

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Wear colour.

11 Jul

Be resolute.

9 Jul

 

She wasn’t angry precisely, just tired of being nice all day. She would never, EVER get married…ever.

“Can’t you smile a little? For your big brother?”

“No”.

“But the photographer wants a family picture. All of us.”

I’m never getting married, she said in her head. They can all go jump.

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Get some help.

8 Jul