The Picnic (Flash Fiction)

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This is not a pair of scissors made by craftsmen in Sakai, but it’ll have to do.

Another Friday, another attempt at flash fiction. This week, the word limit was three hundred.

I wrote this story before last week’s (Freshly Tilled Soil), when I was on a bit of a “let’s try something creepy” kick.

Japan is famous for its blades, and there are various regions where specific techniques are well known. Shinshu, Sakai, Tosa and Echizen are just a few of the better-known regions.

The Picnic

Published by helenkamakura

Helen is a Canadian writer and innkeeper based in Kamakura, Japan, where she lives with her Japanese husband and two children. If money became obsolete, she would happily accept peaches, fresh peas, and sun-warmed cherry tomatoes in exchange for her labour.

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