Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hokkaido Hell

Jiro Sasaki gazed down into another mug of Kokushi Muzo sake; a tear rolled from his raw left cheek and plopped into the large ceramic cup of rice wine. It was the fourth he had consumed that morning. Sasaki stared … Continue reading

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Driven Mad

Driven Mad “Shit, not now, come on, come on, COME ON!” Robin was exasperated her patience finally snapping. The classic nineteen sixty two MGA 1600 cc sports car had coughed and spluttered along every mile since she had driven out … Continue reading

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Vortex of Fate

The crowded carriage of acquiescent ‘salary men’ was as it had been on the previous four thousand and eighty days. They sat calm, bland and unobtrusive; it was a routine, predictable, Monday morning commute into Tokyo. In seat number 11A … Continue reading

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Silent Scream

Silent Scream A chill ran through my body as the syringe emptied the shot of clear liquid into my erect cobalt blue vein. But it must have been insufficient; I was still awake. The Alfentanil pumped into my pure, innocent … Continue reading

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The Pacific

The Pacific It had been one year nine months and twenty one days since the blackness. Every day hence Yumi had been drawn back to the beach. Inside her frail and timorous frame a fractured soul wept like an open wound. On most … Continue reading

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