Harvey Tallbanger In Osaka Japan

June 27, 2019 at 10:59 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, International Intrigue, News, Romance, Spy Tales, Vampire novel) (, , , , , )

Harvey Tallbanger In Osaka Japan

Set Enterprises’ secret agent the 6 foot 8 invisible Welsh pooka bunny Harvey Tallbanger was currently in Osaka Japan where he would be dropping in on closed door meetings of world leaders behind the scenes where most of the real action would take place.

The tall bunny rabbit was currently sitting in a sushi restaurant in Osaka Japan enjoying some sushi.

Being invisible, Tallbanger until last week had trouble getting service in most places unless someone on those premises had been drinking a cocktail called a Harvey Wallbanger.

However Set Enterprises’ chief scientist Dr. Cadbury Rocher had come up with a helpful device.

Dr. Cadbury Rocher had taken a ViewMaster which was a toy popular with kids back in the 1960s and 1970s and made a tweak to it.

The ViewMaster was a special format tiny stereoscope that had corresponding ViewMaster reels which were thin cardboard disks containing 7 stereoscopic 3-D pairs of small transparent colour photographs on film.

When you inserted one of the set of 3 reels (for each topic and/or subject that you’d purchase in a packet of 21 3-D images and a reel storage case) into the ViewMaster, you could look into the ViewMaster and see 3-D images of the photos on each reel.

Dr. Rocher had made a slight change to the ViewMaster (that could easily be carried by secret agent Harvey Tallbanger in his coat pocket) by which if the Welsh pooka bunny rabbit pushed a button on it, he could become visible.

Tallbanger entered the seat yourself sushi restaurant in Osaka, sat down at a comfortable table, pushed a button and soon was ordering dishes of sushi from the very pleasant waitresses that came to his table.

For the main course, Tallbanger ordered the salmon teriyaki.
The salmon teriyaki came with rice.

Accompanying the rice was a small dish of Huy Fong Sriracha sauce which was a Vietnamese/Thai very hot chili sauce.

As Tallbanger ate the salmon teriyaki and the rice that he doused with a sprinkling of Sriracha sauce, he thought of a writer friend of his called Christopher who had lived in Vancouver for four years.

Five nights a week, Christopher would go to a sushi restaurant in downtown Vancouver where he’d order for his main course their delicious salmon teriyaki (for lunch he’d have had either Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Chinese or Indian in one of the city’s wide assortment of Asian restaurants).

With his rice which accompanied the salmon teriyaki, he’d generally ask for a 2nd or 3rd small dish of Huy Fong Sriracha sauce as he generally liked more than a small sprinkling.

The Japanese waitresses in the restaurant were always amazed by the amount of very hot Sriracha sauce he loved so they came to bring him a large dish of the sauce when he ordered the salmon teriyaki.

Christopher was forced to leave Vancouver in 2016 when the cost of rent soared beyond the limits of the International Space Station.

The soaring rental prices were brought about by the soaring housing prices as Vancouverites scrambled to find accommodation in a very pricey marketplace.

The soaring housing prices were brought about by world global drug syndicates who bought houses in Vancouver as a form of money laundering and would buy at extremely high prices.

The British Columbia provincial government only started to do something about the problem a couple of years ago when the British Columbia Provincial Liberal Party was finally booted out of office (and hopefully sent to the trash heaps of history that they so richly deserve).

By then however it was too late for Christopher who was forced to leave Vancouver and return to his home province of Alberta.

Harvey recalled how Christopher said that last year while sitting in a restaurant in Calgary, he was eating some rice and having Sriracha sauce with it- a great deal.

Another customer asked him, “Wow. You really like that stuff. Don’t you find it hot and spicy?”.

“I like hot and spicy,” Christopher replied.

The customer continued to watch Christopher eat.

The customer said, “You know I live in Vancouver. And the way you down rice with Sriracha reminds me of this restaurant I go to in Vancouver. There the waitresses talk about this legendary customer who used to come in all the time, order the salmon teriyaki and then with his rice, they’d give him a large bowl of Sriracha which he’d douse his rice with. They say they haven’t seen him for a few years and wonder whatever became of him.”

“Would that be the Momo Sushi restaurant on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver?” Christopher asked.

The customer looked stunned, “Yes. How did you know?”.

“Because I was probably that customer,” Christopher answered.

Tallbanger finished his teriyaki salmon along with his rice but no Christopher sized sprinklings of Sriracha sauce on his rice.

He went to find a hotel to stay in.

He managed to track down a cheerful looking and inexpensive hotel.

In the lobby, the clerk asked him, “I hope you don’t mind a room that’s haunted by a ghost.”

“But it’s a very friendly ghost,” the other desk clerk added, “The ghost of Yuriko Horikata a famous film actress of the 1950s here in Japan.”

Tallbanger went to his room where he saw Yuriko Horikata sitting in a chair.

“How do you like Osaka so far?”.

-A vampire novel chapter
Written by Christopher
Thursday June 27th


  1. tychy said,

    “So, you join us on Sky Papers to take a look at the front pages. And, Melanie, surveying the coverage so far what would you choose as the most insightful take on the G20 summit?”

    “Well, I think it’s once again Dracul Van Helsing with his…”

  2. Judy Eun Kyung Kim said,

    So many great elements in this story, I love the salmon with the bowl of hot sauce fame especially, cool to include yourself as a character in the story.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks very much, Judy. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, film directors occasionally make cameo appearances in their movies so I thought it would be fun to make a cameo appearance in my novel. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Judy Eun Kyung Kim said,

        Itโ€™s very interesting and self-aware, and adds a cool dimension. I think weโ€™re all characters in our own stories but since your stories have fantastical plots the realness of adding yourself works well. I like how you became infamous for the hot sauce, legendary among waitresses๐Ÿ˜€.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, that’s very true as we go through life, we do get the sense that we’re characters in our own stories.

        I’m glad that they still remember me in Vancouver- even if it is for liking hot sauce with my rice. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Judy Eun Kyung Kim said,

        Itโ€™s an awesome thing to be famous for ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Judy Eun Kyung Kim said,

        Youโ€™re welcome Christopher ๐Ÿ˜€

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