January 2015 Open Reading Review
Tokie, Alex, Keiko, Yu, Shoichi and Albert participated.
Our literary gathering of the Nagoya Writes has a new venue. Ms Takahashi
has opened the doors of Space Sakura to our group. With more flexible time,
we now have a setting where each reader can present their thoughts and have
a chance for questioning from other participants. This provides valuable
feedback to the presenter for his works.
Alex McLaren ( UK )
Following are the drabbles he read:
~ “New Year Visit” ~
In the living room both my in-laws were sitting in their chairs frozen solid.
~ “No Imagination” ~
The steak was made from old shoes.
~ “Dentist” ~
A sudden shot of pain brought me back to earth.
~ “My Mother-in-law” ~
I’ll just pop in, two hours later, she is still talking.
drabble: a short work of fiction 100 words in length ( or longer ).
The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability
to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.
Albert Sussler ( USA )
~ Knowing Racism ~
If a question was difficult and a tall person answered, I would
accuse them of cheating, that they got the answer from someone shorter.
Tokie Takahashi ( Japan )
~ “Footprints” by Margaret R Powers ~
I don’t understand why when I needed you most, you would leave me.
Yu Kawamura ( Japan )
~ Yuyu Hakusho ~
No one grows older without declining their ability.
Keiko Watanabe ( Japan ) -Debut-
~ The Stormy Relationship ~
He was more interested in his research than of me.
Shoihi Miyamura ( Japan )
~ “Toro Nagashi” by Kiyoko Ogawa ~
A soul that drifts alone is rare.
~ “A Walk in a Graveyard” by Kiyoko Ogawa ~
Newly bought gravestones were too glossy to envision the other world.
February 22nd: Sunday
Open Reading: from 3:00 ~ 5:00P.M.
At Space Sakura in Shin-Sakae
Map to the venue: Click here.
(It is on the northeastern the corner of the block facing a bigger street,
next to “Haruru” Cafe.)
Help to spread the word.