Memoirs of a Vending Machine

Memoirs of a Vending Machine

James Pollard

James Pollard

Mike lands at Kansai Airport in Japan confident but ill prepared for his introduction to his new home. A sequence of events forces Mike on a Journey lasting all day and all night around Osaka. Meeting Mark, Jon and Jeff and other interesting and colourful characters along the way, they quickly discover the urban soul of Japan and learn enough in one day to last the rest of their time in Osaka.Mike lands at Kansai Airport in Japan confident but ill prepared for his introduction to his new home. A sequence of events forces Mike on a Journey lasting all day and all night around Osaka. where he Meets Mark, Jon and Jeff and other interesting and colourful characters along the way. They quickly discover the urban soul of Japan and learn enough in one day to last the rest of their time in Osaka. Then join them on the second part of their journey that rips them from the innocent comfort of their humble beginnings and thrusts them forward ten years into the realities of life as a foreigner in the heart of Osaka, Japan.
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Bug

Bug

James Pollard

James Pollard

Imagine living with a bug that clings to the back of your skull. Only you can feel it. Is it really there? Are you insane? Join Blake on his journey in 'BUG' and decide for yourself. A weird short story by James Pollard.Imagine living with a bug that clings to the back of your skull. Only you can feel it. Is it really there? Are you insane? Join Blake on his journey in search of this very truth. Read 'BUG' and decide for yourself. A weird short story by James Pollard.
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Keitai Friends

Keitai Friends

James Pollard

James Pollard

Teaching English in Japan and selling drugs to friends and clients is Josh's ticket to popularity and reward. Content with this lifestyle, a quick detour, a magazine and a cell phone skew this path in a direction neither he nor his friends could have anticipated.(Manga insert edition) * 'Keitai Friends' is a chapter of 'Memoirs of a Vending Machine' also available at SmashwordsJosh's story plays a part of the lives of the Keitai Friends who appear in 'Memoirs of a Vending Machine' and 'Kujira'. This edition includes what was a four page manga that is based on a narrative section of the story. The frames have been adapted to suit the ebook format, creating a hybrid manga that does not interfere with the integrity of the text as a short story, yet enhances it contextually. The manga has been created in Japan by Japanese artists to ensure that it is stylistically modern, placing the reader in Japan and in the moment. Please enjoy!* 'Keitai Friends' is a chapter of 'Memoirs of a Vending Machine', also available at Smashwords.
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