The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

by Natsuno Owari (夏野オワリ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/33747.html) “It’s no good, son. You’re going to have to be an elf.” Mr. Santa stood in front of Sven, sizing him up. Sven was in his early twenties and had yet to look like he was even remotely in with a chance of developing the kind of belly that […]


Man’s Best Friend

by Natsuno Owari (夏野オワリ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/8675.html) A small shop in Harajuku, he’d been told, down an alleyway between a crepe stand and that store which sold those disgusting lacy maid outfits. All lace and sex, she’d said, bought by young girls who had an inappropriate desire to express themselves… Tanaka-san valued her pet dog as […]



by Natsuno Owari (夏野オワリ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/3447.html) Prentice looked at the fifty-year old photograph he held between his thumb and forefinger, suddenly frightened that he’d damage it. They’d been seven at the time, constantly gathering experiences and memories with little thought of where they might lead. In the photograph, Lucian looked at the camera, his eyes […]