Pieces of Paper: A short story set in Tokyo
A short story set in Tokyo
A chance encounter brings a hint of romance to a young woman's journey through the streets of Tokyo.
Author Jeannie Lin's semi-autobiographical short story explores questions of identity and connectedness in the digital age.
Author's note: All proceeds from the sale of this story will be donated to the Red Cross for the relief effort in Japan.
Seriously, it is quite good. Even though I had very low expectations going into this short story I found myself enjoying it immensely. The work is essentially a love song for Tokyo. In a very short space the author captures the excitement, loneliness, frenzy, and melancholy that that wonderful city embodies and imparts to it's inhabitants, even those there for only a short while. Make no mistake, this isn't going to win the author the Nobel Prize, but for those who have loved and love Tokyo, your time will be better spent reading this than watching Lost in Translation again.