Friday, June 26, 2009

Lee Yu Ming

Lee Yu Ming considered all her options before deciding it would be best to leave home and go to the big city. She was certain that her best feature, that being her hair, would make it possible for her to find employment and perhaps a better life.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Seven Treasure Pudding is Served

Bao Bei was very precious to her grandmother. The old woman saved all portions of her Seven Treasure Pudding for this beloved and only grandchild. Bao Bei knew that all she had to do was wait for her inheritance.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Better Than A Puppet Show

Mrs. Bao's four sons could not find anyone to take them to the puppet show about to start in the village square. Instead they fed their puffed rice snacks, carefully saved for the puppet show, to Uncle Tu's wandering hen and chicks. The afternoon passed quickly.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Getting Lucky

The groom was lucky. He considered that his "Great Leap Forward" had been rewarded with 100 Flowers Opening and that his bride was as desireable as a New Year's Red Envelope.

~For Timothy Brantingham and Mariko Dose

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Bao Sisters

Uncle Tu enjoyed the sound of straw brooms softly scratch over his terracotta floors. It was soothing to the old man, because it meant the Bao sisters were close at hand. The sisters had no idea that their boss had so much affection for them.