When I was 12, I began learning Judo. Mr. Sam Nishi,
a war Veteran, was my instructor. He was powerful and wise.
He almost broke my arm but stopped just before cracking it:
"... to teach you not to fear pain." (thanks)
He taught me balance, nutrition and respect for women:
“They are smarter and stronger than you.”
He was also a boy "...because I kept my imagination
as I became an adult."
I still have balloons roaming my home, most of my friends are women
and my imagination powers my writings. My characters are curious, joyful
and forever taking chances.
Some of them are poetic: Toad hops around the land, in full Toad grace, saying
things like: “I have to be my own judge because nobody else understands me!”
I received this note recently:
“Mr. Hutton, today I read 2 of your stories - I think your mind is a work of art!
Thank you for injecting a bit of joy into my day." C. Fairbanks.
Today, 11.18.18, on Abe Books, UK, the highest price for a First Edition of 'Frog and Toad
and a Game of Three.' is $135.95. Last year, when I realized it was selling for that much,
I published a 2nd Edition to make it affordable again; for single moms and everyone else.
It's a kind story to read to a friend.
Click on the print book link below to see it.
I'm glad you like my stories.