by Eric Shun (エリック旬) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/65716.html) “Something is wrong with me. Every time I try to sleep, all I see is him.” Ogiwara closed his eyes, waiting for the throbbing in his head to subside. These past few months had been difficult for him. Day by day his body continued to fall apart; first the […]


When ‘No’ Means Yes

by Eric Shun (エリック旬) illustrated by peparo (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/52675.html) They say orange is the new black. “They” were the fashion magazines Tray flipped through. The pages scented faintly of perfume and cologne flashed past his eyes in a blur of mismatched, vivid colors, but none of it motivated him for his assignment. He threw the […]


Social Disorders Can Always be Cured with a Kiss

by Eric Shun (エリック旬) illustrated by pearljamz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/39639.html) “My son hasn’t left his room in months.” Hiro nodded as he placed groceries into plastic bags, taking special care not to squish the French bread with the jars of jam. “He won’t even come out to eat dinner. I have to leave it in front […]


The Promiscuous Boy and the Monk

by Eric Shun (エリック旬) illustrated by pearljamz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/41486.html) Samurai weren’t allowed to attend kabuki performances for a reason. Officially the shogunate declared that samurai, being elite warriors as they were, should not mingle with the common folk and take on their affairs. Kabuki, of course, was considered as “one of those affairs”. But the […]



by Eric Shun (エリック旬) illustrated by pearljamz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/32160.html) One Christmas Eve (and coincidentally, on his 23rd birthday), Norton found himself in a bar a lot smaller than the ones he usually frequented after his shift. This one was the size of a tiny outdoor shed, much too small to be a bar, really. He […]