Welcome to Kamakura Dreamin’, which hopefully will become full of random thoughts and photos and various other, erm, randomness from me, Helen, a writer/innkeeper/mother/human (I assume) based in Kamakura, Japan.
Expect weirdness. Expect nonsensical experiments in everything. Expect some dullness from time to time. (Hopefully just from time to time…)
Bear with me as I try to get more comfortable with—and find comfort in—my creative side. And hey, be creative with me!
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Another Friday, another attempt at flash fiction. This week, the word limit was three hundred. I wrote this story before last week’s (Freshly Tilled Soil), when I was on a bit of a “let’s try something creepy” kick. Japan is famous for its blades, and there are various regions where specific techniques are well known.Continue reading “The Picnic (Flash Fiction)”
Yesterday was Sunday, and on Sundays during these strange pandemic days—because I live in a touristy area—I try to avoid the downtown. But I still like to get out for some fresh air (breathed through a mask, of course) and exercise. I chose to wander some back streets and visit some temples off the mainContinue reading “Overtop a Roadside Gutter (Poem)”
A few weeks ago, a writer friend and I began a new challenge. Now, we have a good history of starting challenges, but though we initially do quite well, our history of finishing challenges is a bit on the sketchy side—perhaps because we never really create an end-date, letting them fizzle out instead. But we’reContinue reading “Freshly Tilled Soil (Micro-fiction)”
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