Darby Harn's fiction has previously appeared in Fantasy Magazine, Shimmer, and other venues. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2001 and studied in the Irish Writing Program at Trinity College, in Dublin. He is active online as a member of Absolute Write and can be found on Twitter @Darbyharn.
I couldn’t write any more. It turned out that the trajectory of my world had been determined by the stitches of so many regrets. It turned out that I had had so many chances to enter into a new, potentially better world.
Heitaro was a rational young fellow who believed in the progress and harmony of mankind. He felt nothing but contempt for ghosts and yokai and didn’t hesitate to declare that anyone scared of such insubstantial phenomena was an unenlightened imbecile. He had a habit of saying things like, “Act like you’re living in the 20th century!”
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