Jorougumo

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SekienJorogumo

Today’s topic is the jorougumo (女郎蜘蛛) or lady spider, as I like to call it. A spider creature that can change into a woman.  Continue reading

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Night Parade Part 8

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The allies, so named in the tale remained seated in their spots in the circle just as their surrounding youkai burst in a sudden geyser of blood and limbs. The Fox chuckled while the Tanuki sighed of waste. The remaining youkai retaliated in outrage and several immediately raced to the Onmyouji, but were brought down by the Tengu and his whirlwinds, allowing Subaru time to summon his Shikigami.

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Prequel to Onmyouji Chronicles 1-1

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Back to my original piece of work. This is my first attempt at writing a short story, and confirmed my suspicions that I’m too long-winded to carry out short stories.

It was meant to be a prequel to the Onmyouji Chronicles that I’ve tentatively named the Night Parade. Those who wonder what that refers to should check out my post on the Hyakki Yako.

Hyakki_Yako

The writing is rougher than I like and I’ll probably re-haul it again, but here it is:

“To restore the Kanda name, you have but one purpose: destroy the Night Parade.”

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I’m back with Zashiki

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Hello old…blog-friend, it’s been too long! *ducks flying fruit*

Basically, RL took over and though I never stopped writing (yay me!), my blog did take a bit of a back-burner. I am going to try to be much more diligent with writing and the like, just as a personal sort of resolution. I kind of feel like I’m re-introducing myself and I hope I haven’t forgotten how everything works, so please bear with me.

Anyway, enough about that, today’s topic is the Zashiki-warashi.

It’s a mouthful of a name, but Zashiki-warashi is quite well-known in terms of it’s Chinese translation 座敷童子.  Continue reading