Just in time for Christmas, one of my new ghostly stories has been published in White Enzo, an online magazine “inspired by Japan”. Issue three of this multi-media journal features fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography and art from a wide range of writers and artists.
My own contribution is a short story entitled, A Brief Encounter. Set in Tokyo on January 2, 1959, the story is told by a staid middle-aged civil servant who has an otherworldly experience which changes his whole conception of lhis past, presnt and future lives.
The story was inspired by the Japanese proverb, 袖擦り合うも多生の縁, which roughly translates as, “When the sleeves of two people brush against each other, it is was fated to happen from a past life.” I am not a believer in reincarnation, but it is an enchanting idea.
You can read the latest issue of White Enzo.