Symbolism, Definition and Research

I’ve been accepted into an anthology with a ninja story I’d written around a year ago. The editor suggested a few edits and rewrites I’m working on. Through them, I’ve had to look for the meaning behind the symbolism I dropped in. For my own posterity, I’m posting this on my blog.

The working title of the piece is Shadows and Silence and the world I’m trying to set is a fusion between American wild west and a dash of feudal Japan.


White rose- in Japan, the white rose is a symbol of innocence, devotion and silence.

Red silk- Kasumi wears a red kimono when she visits the governor’s house. She is posing as a performer to get close to them to kill him, as was a classic technique used by ninja.

Kunoichi- female ninja

(more to follow as I come across it)

About Carrie Fulk Vaughn

Carrie Fulk Vaughn (C.V. Madison) is a licensed massage therapist, author of LGBTQIA, Urban fantasy, horror & romance. Gamer geek full of Mountain Dew and schadenfreude pie. Twitter addict. Ball jointed doll collector.

Posted on April 11, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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