Ôta, I hardly knew you

Last Tuesday, I confirmed that I had a job interview with Berlitz in Ôsaka, on Thursday. I called in my resignation from NOVA, with one day’s notice, at about 11:30.

By 11:00 the next morning, I’d sent my luggage to a guest-house in Ôsaka, and was on the train to Tôkyô, ready to catch the shinkansen to my destination.

I was only in Ôta for four weeks, and though I felt like I’d exhausted the possibilities I had there, I hardly knew the place at all. But I didn’t want to know it, either: I just wanted to leave.

Sayônara, Ôta-shi.

Here’s one last photo that I took at the Bell Town mall, because now I’m gone, I feel happy. Super!

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Author: Ben Hourigan

Ben Hourigan is a novelist from Melbourne, Australia. His books Kiss Me, Genius Boy and My Generation’s Lament are Amazon category bestsellers, and are available wherever good books are sold online. Ben also works as an editor, copywriter, and self-publishing consultant at his own firm, Hourigan & Co. For news and book release updates, sign up to his email newsletter.