TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY

By Alex Lund

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY

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#14・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #14

“Toby, wait!” I yelled as the leash tightened and threw me forward with a jolt. Toby was almost my own weight, and compared to my skinny build still resembling that of an elementary school girl, he was a prime specimen of muscle. I was no match for him when h…

 
#13・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #13

“Hey! Get out of the water immediately!” I didn’t even bother looking up, knowing that the voice came from one of the security guards. “Just a moment,” I replied, my heart racing as I kept my eyes focused on a small, glimmering point a bit further down the st…

 
#12・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #12

“Guys, can you believe it? It’s been exactly one year since our last live gig – I mean, to this very day!” Piero, my childhood friend and bandmate exclaimed. Unable to contain his excitement, he pulled out his drum sticks and started drumming on the walls of …

 
#11・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #11

“Please, please help me get accepted,” I whispered in a feeble and desperate voice that embarrassed me, reminding me of how I had similarly almost begged at my local shrine when I was waiting for my senior high school entrance exam results. But this time it w…

 
#10・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #10

No thank-you speeches. No flower bouquets. Nothing at all. My career of forty-seven years ended just like any other day. As I walked away from my post at one of the giant construction sites in Shibuya, where I had just completed my final term guiding trucks a…

 
#9・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #9

“Haha! First in line!” I exclaimed triumphantly as I came dashing out of the station. My effort to get out of bed even earlier than usual had paid off, promising for a profitable day. I sat down on top of my almost empty backpack and leaned my back against th…

 
#8・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #8

“One more drink?” I asked, already knowing the answer. Sachiko looked up at me with round, kind eyes, surely by now well aware that her third glass of beer was always on the house, in spite of her attempts to always pay in the end. “Yes, please. But then I wi…

 
#7・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #7

She lived in the most unlikely of places, at the very top of “Love Hotel Hill,” the sleaziest part of Shibuya’s nightlife district. As I made the familiar walk up there along the narrow, winding back streets, passing the flashing, pink neon signs of cabaret c…

 
#6・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #6

I stared at my lifework in solemn silence. Just one more turn of the key and it would all be over. “Haunted Heaven,” it used to read above the entrance in red neon letters of the same font as Whisky-a-Go-Go, the famous rock club in Los Angeles that had inspir…

 
#5・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #5

Hi there,Hope you're doing well!The story this time ended up a bit "deep." It's weird getting emotional over something you've written yourself, but it happened every time I edited and proofread it. You'll need to read to the very end, though...Hope you like i…

 
#4・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #4

“Please, not a dead end!” I gasped for air, still running as fast as I could, my chest aching from inhaling the cold winter wind. I forced myself to hold my breath for a second, in spite of my lungs protesting, as I listened intently. No sound of footsteps be…

 
#3・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #3

“No way! I’ve had enough!” I felt like writing, but my pink fingernails didn’t stray from my usual proper language. “Thank you. I look forward to seeing you then,” I replied. Another audition fixed. How many is it going to take? By now I knew the drill pretty…

 
#2・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #2

“Oh! I never would have thought…” Sachiko covered her mouth with both hands, her eyes wide open as she stared down at me from the top of the gloomy staircase.“Kenta!” she burst out a moment later, as if she had just remembered my name. “Sorry, I just didn’t k…

 
#1・

TOKYO FLASH FICTION - ONE PHOTO, ONE STORY - Issue #1

There it was again! That scratching sound! I knew it must be Jerry. There was always something very cautious about the way he moved around and how he carried himself. I remained quiet and completely still under my blanket, only allowing my eyes to move, even …