Published March 09, 2019 by

Photos of Central Japan

For my story "How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster" the setting is rural central Japan. Unlike other cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, I imagined somewhere surrounded by mountains like Gifu or rural Aichi. Most young people have moved to larger cities and the population is getting older, so there's plenty of evidence of neglect and decay. These are some pictures that I've taken on day trips. I hope they can help you to imagine the setting of "How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster."

How I Was Murdered By A Fox Monster

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!

Book Two: How I Was Murdered By A Monster King

Daisuke here. Last time we met I joined a secret organization of exorcists who hunt down evil monsters which are disguised as regular animals. My training was going great until a super powerful fox monster attacked and my teacher tried to kill me. Now my friends and the organization are accusing me of being a monster in human form, but that can’t be possible, can it?

Read a free preview online here.   Chapter 1Chapter 2,  Chapter 3, Chapter 4 , Chapter 5