Monday, August 30, 2010

The Incident: Ninja Training Put to the Test

The students watched as their ball flew high over their heads and split through the branches on the tree, over the wall. Another student ran out the courtyard chasing it. Amazed, the students turned their gaze to Taro who was now quickly glancing about him to observe the impact of his actions.

The students moved toward one another, whispering to each other. Two students stood behind the rest next to the tree making audible moans expressing the loss of their ball.

Taro looked side to side, observing the students' reactions. He didn't suspect that he might make a mistake so early in his mission. They knew, was all he could think, but the rational part of his brain decided otherwise, battling those thoughts and working out a plan. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get over the fear of being singled out and worse, getting discovered.

Before he could command his legs to do so, they were carrying him away from the incident. Choosing not to confront the students, he fled to the nearest place he could find to hide, a secluded area behind the gym. He leaned up against the wall as he braced himself for the consequences of his thoughtless action.He waited there for the first bell to ring.

Next: "The First Day Continued" >>>>>

Will Taro be able to carry out his mission? Can he take the pressure of high school? Let me know what you think in the comment sections and find out more on the next exciting chapter of Taro's Ninja Spy High school.

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me of that book "Tangerine" I was telling you about. It's about soccer and shizz, and whoa my dad would totally glomp joo for talking about soccer, his latest love.

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What is a Ninja?

There is a lot of misconception about what a ninja is.

A ninja is a weapon. A ninja is a warrior.

First appearing in writing as early as 4th century according to some history, though it is hard to place the beginning of the ninja, and most scholars agree that they emerged around the 7th-10th century. According to most Asian historians, the ninja first developed in opposition to the elite samurai during the Heian Dynasty (794-1185).

By the 15th century, the role of the ninja was primarily hired mercenary or espionage. By this time, there was already boundless myths about ninjas, calling them demons and giving them mystical powers which were widely believed to be true, but in all reality, ninjas were very trained in silence and stealth and could easily hide or slip away quickly and unnoticed in a way that would lead others to believe they were magical.

Our story presupposes a modern Japanese society where ninjas have managed to survive and continue traditional methods of teaching and hired by clients and used as weapons and tools of espionage and mercenary. Taro is one such ninja, growing up in a civilization of ninjas long-thought to be extinct. But when Taro begins his first ninja mission, his whole world gets turned upside down.