Ten interconnected short stories written for the Chinese Year of the Dragon. In the mythical land of Shinwa, dragons play a part in people's lives. Young women find courage and strength in their dragon guardians at a critical point in their country's history.
Can life be distilled
in verses of 5-7-5?
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"Under the Sakura Tree" features different styles of waka, or Japanese poetry, from the well-known haiku (5-7-5 syllables per line) to tanka (5-7-5-7-7) to choka (alternate lines 5-7, last stanza 5-7-7). Nature shines through these simple words and artwork that accompanies them.
The heart is capable of kindness but also of cruelty. How far are you willing to go to get what you want? Will you disregard any of your morals or scruples? Who will you destroy in your path?
These short stories explore the darkness behind the genteel faces. Some may be watching from beyond the grave.
Our experiences are threads that weave through our lives. Seven short stories in "A Patchwork of Life" told by a variety of narrators. Among them are a young girl curious of a new neighbor in 'Available' , a special needs student in 'An Apple for Miss Margaret', and a cooking apprentice in 'Food for my Soul'.