Counterattack

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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I was so annoyed last Setsubun. I don’t usually take part in the stupid ritual, but this time I went and bought some beans to distract myself. Throwing beans at the demon was just an excuse to let out some rage. I’d have to clean my room afterwards, but I didn’t even think about that.

“Out with the demons!” I screamed and threw beans all over the place. You might laugh, but it felt like it helped me relieve some stress.

The next night, I was on my way home when suddenly I was pelted by a rush of tiny things. Surprised, I looked around, but nobody was there. ‘What on earth?’ I thought and looked at my feet. The ground was covered in beans.

It appeared that my ill will had been returned, and then some.

 

Original Japanese

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