by Michael Goldstein
OLIVE: If you look through the eye, all you do is narrow your destiny.
ONIONS: Cutting into something that hurts us is hard, but if we want to move on it has to be done.
ORANGE: He’s rough around the edges.
ONIGIRI: Rice balls don’t make rice balls. They only remain scattered.
Author, Michael Goldstein, graduated in 2013 from Clark University with a B.A. in English, and a specialization in Creative Writing. He’s had a passion for Japanese folklore for many years, and his illustrated novel, Omagatoki: When Yokai Emerge, and the Yokai Character Collection best demonstrate his interest and knowledge, with their wide galleries of monsters stemming from the past. Michael has been a featured speaker at recent Anime conventions across the country. A New Jersey native, Michael currently lives in New York City, where he is enrolled at The New School. Visit Michael at yokaicomposed.wordpress.com, and follow him on Twitter @MichaelandYokai.
‘Bites’ is a 26-part series, released in bite-sized posts over the better part of February. Dig in!