The old tailless #15

There came another anonymous tip on the boss's cellphone. He did not pick it up. In retrospect, the course of his life would have changed completely had he read this message. But, there had been no way for him to know this and, at the time, he had no mind to care for such trivia… Continue reading The old tailless #15

NaNoWriMo, halfway to hell

I think I found my limit. Yep, it's 20k words and 6k behind schedule now. I covered the same number of words as last week and the average is still 1.2k daily. Not only that but I'm also behind on sleep and that has severely hindered my productivity. I might have to take a day… Continue reading NaNoWriMo, halfway to hell

The old tailless #14

He should have been proud; an entourage of eighty-nine students came out to greet him first thing in the morning, with wooden swords and baseball bats to boot. Had it not been for an anonymous tip messaged directly into his phone, the boss would have walked right into a massacre. Amazingly enough, even though Daisuke… Continue reading The old tailless #14

The old tailless #13

On the art of deduction, the famous British author Arthur Conan Doyle once wrote in his masterpiece Sherlock Holmes: When all the impossible have been eliminated, whatever remained, however improbable, must be the truth. The reality, however, was never so black and white. Seeing how his pursuers were not pulling up to him and asking… Continue reading The old tailless #13

The old tailless #12

Of the boss's thirteen first lieutenants, the one that had stood out the most and also had been the second in the boss's line of succession was Ishii. On the merit of seniority, the first lieutenant of Fukuoka—the city in which the clan's head office resided—had been lacking compared to the headquarter chief, who had… Continue reading The old tailless #12

The old tailless #11

The boss's schedule as a teacher consisted of two homeroom sessions and six classes in total. It was a coin toss between an empty classroom and a statue garden. It appeared Daisuke's gang had withdrawn for the day instead of facing him again. Meanwhile, the junior classes under Sayaka's sphere of influence were strangely disciplined.… Continue reading The old tailless #11

The old tailless #10

The contrast between the boss and Mr. Nishimura's homeroom was too jarring; it was frightening. To start off with, all the students in homeroom 10-4 immediately went quiet and straightened their posture when the teacher entered. For the first two minutes after he reached the teacher's desk, these kids stared at him in total silence.… Continue reading The old tailless #10

The old tailless #9

Progress towards subjugating the Koga's branch families had been steadfast and, for the most part, his reputation as the ruthless destroyer of branch families had prevented more bloodshed than his outsider status had caused. And thanks to the Koga clan's own intel network, he was able to connect with some fragments of the Kojima clan… Continue reading The old tailless #9

The old tailless #8

The police did come afterward, only that they were half an hour late. They took forty-three students into custody; all of whom were suffering from blunt traumas, knife cuts, among a myriad of other injuries and worsts of them were transported to hospitals on ambulances while the rest was treated onsite. Both sides took an… Continue reading The old tailless #8

NaNoWriMo, one week later

Okay, so yeah, that's one week down and three more weeks to go. I managed to cover 10k words in the first week and 3k behind the schedule so I'm basically screwed. Not as screwed as I originally expected but I'm still screwed. I'm currently devoting 6h of my day to research and writing and… Continue reading NaNoWriMo, one week later