Pretty good story, but I cringed every time a Southerner said "you guys." Y'all claim to be Texans. Maybe in 2014 folks in Austin talk Yankee, but nobody in Dixie would have said "you guys" in 1865. It should be easy to make your word processor search for "you guys" and when it's a Southerner saying it to change to a proper "y'all."
In this story a farm boy from the countryside travels to the capital city of Japan to find a life there. I don't want to spoil the story but it includes plenty of swords, beautiful women, philosophy, and the corruption of a wealthy city. It's a short read, and I enjoyed it. The young farmer exhibits courage and true nobility in the problems he meets in Edo.
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Good story. It could use a little editing but the problem is a few run on sentences that don't affect readability. The author seems to have a pretty good knowledge of Spartan culture. Be warned that it only comes out at the rate of one brief chapter a month, but then patience is a virtue. Keep up the good work!