July 24, 2014

Adventures with Mitsos

 

The Lottery Ticket

by Yao Feng, OHY

Published Sep 01, 2004

The Lottery Ticket

Once a week, usually on Tuesday, I drive down to Loutraki to buy supplies. It is the nearest small city in the area, about 16 kilometers from where I live. It's not a big town, but it's pretty there by the sea. It has curative waters, casino, shops and a... Read more

First Autumn Rain

by Yao Feng, OHY

Published Aug 29, 2004

First Autumn Rain

"Mitsos," my car, has that rare gift of making familiar things seem new. No matter how many times he's taken the same road home, he negotiates the dirt and gravel with a kind of joy. Like a horse headed back to his barn, he doesn't need anyone to steer him.... Read more

Uncle's Last Trip

by Yao Feng, OHY

Published Jul 10, 2002

Uncle's Last Trip

An icy January morning, 6 a.m. It is not my habit to be awake at this hour, in this season, but I have an appointment to keep. Kilometers away from here lies the village where I will bid farewell to my mother's brother. Ninety-one years old, and he still has... Read more

We're All Buddhists

by Yao Feng, OHY

Published Feb 12, 2002

We're All Buddhists

Dark, mad clouds had met over Geraneia Mountain as if there was no other mountain to solve their disputes. Perhaps they wanted to show off for the goddess, Hera, or maybe choose her as a referee. The storm was spectacular, offering fantastic light and sound effects, abrupt and sudden just... Read more