Lost Article

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 on my way home from the shops when a ball in a children’s sandpit caught my eye. It was brand new, and bright yellow in colour. The park was part of a nearby apartment complex, so it must have belonged to one of the children there. I debated whether I should leave it be or take it to someone to look after when it happened.

Two hands suddenly popped out of the sand. They were small, that of a child. They grabbed the ball gently and then sank smoothly back in, the ball with them.

They must have realised they’d left the ball behind and in a panic came back for it, I thought.

 

Original Japanese

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