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Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is considered the father of the Japanese short story. He was born in Tokyo. Sadly, he committed suicide at the age of 35. We feature one of his most famous stories, Rashomon. It is an evocative tale of a lowly servant who steals the kimono from an old woman.


“An Unequal Marriage”

"An Unequal Marriage" by Vicente Riva Palacio (1832-1896) (published here with the permission of the translator, Toshiya Kamei) It was ...
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“A Balloon Seller”

"A Balloon Seller" by Takane Kiuchi (published here with the permission of the translator, Toshiya Kamei) n a certain town ...
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Rabindranath Tagore

The Detective

by Rabindranath Tagore (adapted from a translation posted at YouthAffairZ, an online Magazine) am a police detective. I have only ...
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Revenge

by J.H. Rosny jeune published in El Paso Herald, November 02, 1910, an anonymous translation have known what hatred means ...
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“Rashomon”

"Rashōmon" by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (translated by René Malenfant) It happened one evening. A lowly servant was under Rashōmon Gate, waiting ...
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An Investment

by J.-H. Rosny published in The Chickasha Daily Express, December 21, 1900 e were strolling along the shore of the ...
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Tribal Mark

"Tribal Mark" by Iroakazi Ifeanyi here I come from, scars are just enough to tell if you are good enough, ...
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“Karen’s Christmas”

"Karen's Christmas" by Amalie Skram Translated by Michael Henrik Wynn At one of the steamship ports in Kristiania there was ...
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“Where?”

"Where?" by Stein Riverton, published in the collection Himmel og Hav, 1927. Translated by Michael Henrik Wynn r. Elling Winter ...
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Mysterious Spacial Rift

by Juza Unno (Translated by J.D. Wisgo) “Mysterious Spacial Rift” was first published in Science: Hopes & Fears : Juza ...
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New Nepalese Rats

Two rats met outside the drain hole. One rat said to the other, “Ratty, do you know something?” “What?” asked ...
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Children of the World Unite!

The best thing about critical journalism is that you get to shed light on all the world issues without solving ...
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A Political Fairytale

aaa Two politicians hit each on the head with a hammer and became mutually dependent on each other in order ...
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Ashes of Love

My love died last week, I followed her coffin across the creek, Now, she is resting in jar on my ...
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Homecoming

Moonbeams across the silent sea, silvery mist glides through the woody valley in my memory, to the house where I ...
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When history is made

Hidden in the shadow of Napoleon’s stallion, a mother cries and a father despairs. Grand schemes and trampling boots intrude ...
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The Jukebox

The last man at the end of time has an infinite jukebox. The wind is dead, the stars faded, now ...
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Vacation

(the author’s own translation from Norwegian) The landscape is empty, free from demands, opinions and commentary. No bureaucrats lurk in ...
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Vampire

(the author’s own translation from Norwegian) Moist like blood a signaling parasite behind the swaying roof of the forest, flapping ...
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Wanderers

by Michael Wynn (the author’s own translation from Norwegian) They toil the inaccessible paths to find themselves, not to become ...
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The Cynic in Extremis

by Jacob M. Appel You could never put one over on my uncle. He whiffed the treachery in Girl Scouts, ...
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RMS Lusitania Departs for Liverpool

by Jacob M. Appel Through a sea of bowlers and boaters and crinoline Glide the notables—stoop-shouldered Vanderbilt; Saurian, moon-crowned Frohman, drawing ...
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DISTORTIA

by Joshua Kwesi Knowlife Jumbled up unto one board All reality in a collage Thoughts hanging in doubt Feelings semi-deep ...
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