In the basin

Author: Ukari

To say here is far, and to call yonder nearby. Stories on the edge of the every day, strange tales you may or may not be moved by. Strange, curious, fantastic stories told by me, you, him and her. There are many stories but they’re all concluded within a single page, each story around 200 to 1200 characters in length, a short story collection you can easily read. Please enjoy them. Updated every Saturday at 6pm.

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Midnight. I woke up and went to the toilet.
I finished my business and flushed. I wiped my hands on the towel hanging on the wall. I went to close the door.
Plop. The sound of water.
Considering the extent of the splash the sound was awfully loud. Was something blocked inside the tank? If so, the next time someone used it could be troublesome. Better to fix it now.
With the water still running I lifted the lid of the tank. I peered through the small gap.

There were eyes.
Our eyes met.

I silently closed the lid and went back to my room.

 

Original Japanese

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