PodCastle 452: Hibakusha
by L.P. Lee
read by Setsu Uzume
hosted by Peter Wood
First published in Eastlit
.Rated R.The closer I get to the island, the more of a dream Tokyo becomes. The obelisks of high glass, the polished people, their nails and shoes so clean. The neon canopies, the subtle dishes, the cab drivers with white gloves on their hands. I leave it behind on the train ride down. Down to the fishing town with its immaculate streets and kindly grandmother, who hosted me in her ryokanand made me a breakfast of rice and fish. Now the fish scatter before my boat, clean waves break against the hull, and the green island looms ahead, rising from the horizon like an old god.
to continue reading.L. P. Lee
's short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Popshot Magazine, Litro and The British Fantasy Society. Her work is forthcoming in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (Volume 27), Scrutiny and The Singularity.Setsu Uzume did not write this
. To be fair, the axe thing only happened once, and it was a hatchet and a gut knife. No further questions will be answered on Twitter
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