Published November 14, 2018 by

How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster Chapter 23


Summary: They say life flashes before you in that moment before death. I could see it all reflected in the blade. I was standing under the cherry blossoms at my school entrance ceremony, eating cake at my sister's wedding, standing outside praying the monster wouldn't come tonight. I might not be dead yet but I can see what's coming, this is the story of how I was murdered by a fox monster! 


Go To Chapter: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24








Chapter 23

"Oh shit!" Taisei cried.

I was still trying to comprehend how my approaching death managed to break through the impenetrable fence, when Taisei grabbed me by the arm and dragged me into the next room. He opened and slammed the sliding door with so much force that I was certain it would shatter.

Mana and Itsuki both jumped in shock and looked up from the charms they were painting.

"Taisei," said Mana. "Don't slam the door like that... Hey, is there something wrong?" She asked when she noticed the panic on his face.

Taisei threw me at Itsuki who put his hands out to prevent our heads from colliding.

"It's too late! She's through!" Taisei yelled. "You guys need to get out of here now. Find Akito, make him take down the fence, and run. I'll hold her off."

Mana blinked and her mouth opened and shut like she didn't know what to say.

"What are you waiting for!" Taisei yelled.

Read More

      edit
Published August 09, 2018 by

How I Was Murdered by a Fox Monster Chapter 22


Summary: They say life flashes before you in that moment before death. I could see it all reflected in the blade. I was standing under the cherry blossoms at my school entrance ceremony, eating cake at my sister's wedding, standing outside praying the monster wouldn't come tonight. I might not be dead yet but I can see what's coming, this is the story of how I was murdered by a fox monster! 



Go To Chapter: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24





Chapter 22



“But how did she find me?” I asked.

“I can only guess that she heard rumors of another Daisuke Matsumoto living in this area," replied Akito. "Maybe from people, other Obake, young exorcists doing funny impressions of you when you're not around,” he looked directly at Taisei and Kiyori.

Kiyori shrugged his shoulders and attempted to appear innocent. “What, it was only once, or twice.”

After fleeing from the fox monster, Itsuki and I luckily made it back to headquarters safely. The other exorcists and I were sitting seiza style in the front room as we held an emergency meeting with Akito. I expected everyone else to share my panic and fear, but they were unexpectedly relaxed (and still continued to fool around) except for Akito who looked like he was at a funeral.

Read More
      edit
Published July 20, 2018 by

Reflections on Writing "Memories of a Soul in the Underworld."


I finally finished my free story Memories of a Soul in the Underworld,  so I thought I’d take some time to reflect on the story and the writing process. Here is some insight into the writing process and my thoughts on the story.


Story themes

For me, the point of the story is someone overcoming their terrible circumstances and past tramas to reach a goal. Over the years I encountered many people who would say I wanted to do this, but I didn’t have the opportunity, or I tried once, but I failed. Sometimes these were people who could achieved their goal, if only they tried a little harder, or still could, but they didn’t believe that it was possible. If my story could inspire someone like that to reach for their goal, then I think that writing it may have been worth it.
Read More
      edit
Published July 19, 2018 by

Memories of a Soul in the Underworld Chapter 53



Story: 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.



I can only imagine how Lucas must have felt when he returned to consciousness several hours later. The idiot groaned pathetically before his eyes fluttered open. First dumbly examining his own lap, then the ropes binding him to the chair, before his head shot up in horror. Frantically surveying the room that had been transformed beyond recognition.

Lucas' sad excuse for furniture had only been in the way, so I shoved it all against one wall to create an open space. The moldy carpet was next to go. Replaced with a sprawl of black insignias which spiraled across the floor and halfway up the walls. Crammed into every available corner until the wooden floorboards were transformed into a sea of black scribbles.

Crumbling demon bones and ancient artifacts lay woven in amongst the ink. Each one with its own unique effect to improve my original spell.

And then there was me. Standing in the center of the room with my back turned towards him. Covered in black ink while sharpening the idiot's largest kitchen knife. I took great pleasure in watching the blade shine with each stroke.

Lucas sucked in his breath with terror, then finally gained the confidence to speak.

"Tulip! What's the meaning of this!" he arrogantly spat out. As though the fool actually possessed an inch of power. "I demand that you release me at once!"

Read More
      edit
Published June 12, 2018 by

How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster Chapter 21



Summary: They say life flashes before you in that moment before death. I could see it all reflected in the blade. I was standing under the cherry blossoms at my school entrance ceremony, eating cake at my sister's wedding, standing outside praying the monster wouldn't come tonight. I might not be dead yet but I can see what's coming, this is the story of how I was murdered by a fox monster! 

Go To Chapter: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24


Chapter 21

Judo practice involved more pain than I expected. I was content with just watching for the first ten minutes, but after that I was bored out of my mind and begged them to let me join in.



There was nothing a novice like me could do, except subject myself to being their human rag doll which they used to practice various throws. Itsuki was kind enough to throw me softly, but his fellow club members didn't show much mercy. My whole body was aching by the time it was over.



I rolled my shoulders to try and alleviate the pain as Itsuki and I walked back towards the changing rooms.



“Every part of my body hurts,” I moaned.



Read More

      edit