We have a new Vital Person, M. E. Miles, who has her own page. A few examples of her writing can be found on her sub-pages.
Old News from August:
We don’t get many readers at this website so when someone writes a comment… that’s news, big news, and it gets our personal attention.
In the February of 2018 JM wrote an article relating some personal history centered on his teenage friendship with Toyogi Tomita and his mother, Mary Tomita. A few weeks ago someone who knew Mrs. Tomita wrote a comment which you can read by going to the article – click on the blue, “Mary Tomita and Her Son Toyoji“.
And the reader may buy Mrs. Tomita’s book (or at least read about it) over at Amazon. Here’s a link: “Dear Miye: Letters Home From Japan 1939 – 1946“.
Modesty and envy should prevent us from plugging yet one more bit of writing, but JM thinks the short story (which he also wrote as a play) that inspired the aforementioned article that caused the cited comment, deserves a blue link. We are amused by the happenstance of him flogging both story and play but only receiving this plug, “Tomorrowland Au Naturel“.
Old news from early July
Tonton Jim has written a new children’s story
It came about because of a family dinner at a Thai restaurant. Tonton had ordered Hawaiian fried rice and the others ordered various other dishes. And while their meals were eaten with forks, knives, or chopsticks, only Tonton’s came with a table spoon. Maybe he had been expected to share the dish with the others, but he simply and greedily stuffed himself with large spoonfuls of the rice dish. He assures us it was quite tasty and doesn’t regret his selfishness because he feels he got a pretty good story out of the affair. But we’ll be the judge of that.
The pages of Lailah and the Zepeda Boys still contain the completed novel in its latest version. The pages are password protected. To obtain the password just send JM an email, or call him, or even come knocking on his door.
Amazon’s thumbnail ad for our latest self-published book reads:
This novel moves the Bible’s Book of Tobit to 1871 California. A priest, a young man and his childhood girlfriend rescue a child from sex slavery.
JM regrets the sex slavery mention and wants prospective readers to know that the girl was rescued, virginity intact, from the threat of a lifetime of prostitution.