Disclaimer - I do not own any characters, locations, or dialogue for Authur Golden's original "Memoirs of a Geisha" book or movie. However, since I thought them up, I do own: the following characters - Sakura, Kohaku, Akimitsu, Shizue, Kanda-san, Noboru-san, Hiyama-san, Katsuraga-san, Takashiro Madara ("Taka-san"), Tamame, Ren and Takui Matsuda, Kotoko Inoue, Umiyo, Yonro, Isuzu-san, Old Man Crane/Vulture, Natsu/Hyakurin; and the events in chapters 1-17, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 34, 39, 41, 45, & 46.

If you are reading this, you have just reached the bittersweet end of "Bruised Peach". Congratulations! This might seem a little unecessary, but "BP" is my best and by far my longest piece (more of a novel than a short story) and I thought this was a good way to end 4 years of more-or-less constant writing. I wanted to use this time to thank all you readers for your support and admiration, even when my upload times got spotty and I had to stop writing altogether to move. A lot of your reviews were so kind that I almost cried several times, I really did :)

I also wanted to use the opportunity to pitch something. As I'm sure you've noticed, the ending is not what was promised in the first chapter of Hatsumomo ending up in a jorou-ya (I'll get to correcting that shortly). That's because, halfway through, I got the idea for a sequel. She didn't seem to me the type of personality to just lay down and die, so I thought up a story where she'd make her come-back. Please, leave a review and let me know if you'd be interested in reading such a story and, if it be the will of the audience, I'll try to start posting the new story later on this year!

Once again, thank you so much for reading "Bruised Peach"!