Short fiction2020-10-22T14:56:21+01:00

Short fiction

Read some of my short stories & flash fiction.

Tanabe

The name Tanabe was displayed in the plastic pouch behind the passenger seat. He was driving up and down Greater Tokyo, looking for a new customer to pick up. The weather had cleared up to bright, blue skies, so business was kind of slow. People wanted to walk when it wasn’t raining, and those days were rare in this city. It was as if even crime took a day off when it stopped raining. 

Tanabe was driving to the tunes of his radio, tapping his fingers to […]

March 22nd, 2021|

Takayama, Jiro

woke up by the excruciating pain in my back. I was lying flat on my stomach on a tatami mat, wearing nothing but a traditional fundoshi. It took me a while to adjust to my new surroundings. Thin pieces of bamboo were scattered on the floor all around me. On my left were low cabinets filled with books on the subject of irezumi. The empty spaces in the cabinets were filled with small statues of Buddha. On my right, an old man was sitting on his knees next to me. He was […]

March 22nd, 2021|

Tequila smiles when jazz notes cry

It seemed that overnight the people decided they could live without his writing. That it wasn’t necessary for this world. Jack was finished. The readers chewed him up and spit him out, down the river with the rest of the turds. Jack kept burning the midnight oil, trying to find the remains of his muse. Why did it have to leave him like that? He was on top of the literary world before the people decided against him. 

One night it came to him, the perfect […]

March 13th, 2021|

Limen Balenn Nan

New Orleans, a city buried deep down in the Louisiana bayou. Laura had always been attracted to the musical vibe coming from the city. Originally, she wanted to go during Mardi Grass, but every hotel was fully booked a year in advance. Her backup plan was to visit the city with her boyfriend during the summer. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out the way she wanted it to. First, there was the Mardi Grass situation, and she felt bad she couldn’t go. When summer came, her boyfriend broke up […]

March 3rd, 2021|
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