Published September 22, 2017 by

Memories of a Soul in the Underworld Chapter 36

Story Summary

Ethan is a soul in the Underworld with no memory of his life on Earth. He is bought and sold by various masters for centuries. Traveling from large industrial towns to scorching hot deserts. During his journey he picks up the skills, knowledge and magic to escape his enslavement. He runs with the intent of living a free life, but is pursued by agents until he's cornered on a remote mountain range. With little time left, Ethan begins to recount his life and masters in the hope of leaving a record of his existence. These are his memories.








The Front Lines

Once everyone was gone.

Just as Oscar predicted, Escape never returned. I found only one guy who claimed to have seen him on the day he disappeared.

"That lunatic was heading towards the front lines," shrugged a soul whose uniform had become more holes than cloth. "Ranting and screaming at people to let him through. But after that... nothing."

"So you saw him get destroyed?" I asked.

"Not exactly, but who can survive in a place like that," he laughed, then tossed another severed arm onto the bonfire.

I came to accept that perhaps Oscar was right and Escape had been destroyed. We were miles from civilization after all. There was nowhere to run.

Things had been almost tolerable when I had friends by my side, but without them, there was nothing to distract me from the horrors of war.

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Published September 15, 2017 by

Photo of a statue amongst bamboo on a Japanese island



This is a statue that I photographed on a small island in central Japan. There were over eighty on the island. All with a number written above the statue. I realised after taking the picture that this statue’s number has a crack through the middle. Making it difficult to read and this statue more creepy.


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Published September 14, 2017 by

Memories of a Soul in the Underworld Chapter 35

Story Summary

Ethan is a soul in the Underworld with no memory of his life on Earth. He is bought and sold by various masters for centuries. Traveling from large industrial towns to scorching hot deserts. During his journey he picks up the skills, knowledge and magic to escape his enslavement. He runs with the intent of living a free life, but is pursued by agents until he's cornered on a remote mountain range. With little time left, Ethan begins to recount his life and masters in the hope of leaving a record of his existence. These are his memories.




When I awoke the next morning, Escape was already gone.

Oscar brushed off his absence with the same indifference he showed every time our friend ran away.

"That idiot," he scoffed as we polished the officers' shoes. One small dirty bucket of water sat on the ground between us. "He'll be dragged back here within a day, perhaps even less."

"But what if he actually gets away this time?" I asked.

"That will never happen," Oscar laughed. "That brainless buffoon can wriggle his way out of any noose or chain, but that idiot has no idea what to do once he's actually free. Any sane person would have the sense to formulate a proper escape route before even bothering to leave."

Part of me hoped that Oscar was wrong and Escape did achieve his dream, but I couldn't deny that I hoped to see my friend again. As much as they fought, I'd become attached to Escape and Oscar in our short time together.

"Hey soul!" shouted a young foot soldier as he tossed a pair of bloody boots at Oscar. "Shine these too!"

"We're under orders to do the officers' shoes," snapped Oscar. "We don't have time for your disintegrating loafers."

"Yeah, well… ….I'll tell them that you weren't doing what you're supposed to." He poked his tongue out and shoved his middle finger in Oscar's face. "Then they'll punish you!"

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Published September 11, 2017 by

How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster fixed version.

I recently had some time off from work in August, and I spent some time going through my first story How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster  and fixed some of the typos and mistakes that I unfortunately over looked in my first edit. I uploaded the fixed version about a month ago.

As for the story, I didn't change much. I originally wrote it in 2012 so most the characters had flip phones, (the smartphone boom hadn't quite hit Japan yet) so I changed them to smartphones to try and keep the story more relevant. Kiyori also had a few lines which didn't seem quite in character, and there were a few sentences of descriptions that I didn't think had to be there. Daisuke also spent too much time referring to his own death, so I decreased some of those references to try and give the story a better flow.

You can now grab the new updated version in the Amazon store on Kindle and Paperback. I also uploaded it to Smashwords.

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I honestly tried my best to fix everything, but I'm too poor to hire a copy writer and I often worry that I missed something. If you purchase this ebook, then discover any typos, mistakes, or errors, send me an email with details of the mistake, and I'll send you a free copy of my story Khan and the Kingdom without Gods. 

Please send an email to mail.mcqueen@gmail.com with the subject found and error in How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster and I will send it out to you.
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