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Standing on My Own

By shyredfox

622 0 0 1618

A young mage is recruited for a pilot program at Kyoto Jidai Arcane University. Will he be able to face the bullying ghosts of his past to thrive in the new environment? SPOILER ALERT: This little tale contains spoilers for Rise and Guardian (books 1 and...

-(Book 2) Guardian: the Liminal Chronicles (Sample)

By shyredfox

10074 5 0 16858

“One hundred pieces of gold for every kitsune head laid at my feet!” Umeji Tatsuya finally starts Guardian training under the legendary tengu king Soujou-bou. Though, the Guardian Council has their doubts about whether a former yakuza mobster should be allowed...

The Bard's Magic

By shyredfox

32077 9 1 6995

Usami, a shakuhachi flute player, strives to be a renown master. But he lacks one thing in his playing. While traveling to play for a once in a lifetime audience in Kyoto, he's accosted by a dangerous yokai. Will he survive to complete his mission and gain...

-(Book 1) Rise: The Liminal Chronicles (Sample)

By shyredfox

38076 11 0 8909

An ex-gangster. A mysterious old woman. A mythological world of magic and danger hiding behind everyday life. Fresh out of jail, Umeji Tatsuya seeks redemption in a small town, far from his Yakuza ties. He’s barely moved in when the town’s feisty dowager,...


By shyredfox

49954 7 0 4935

On Coming of Age Day, Ohno Yasu saves the daughter of a rich business owner from falling and ruining her beautiful kimono. He tries to put her out of his mind. Little does he know their fates are intertwined. This side-story is hinted at in Rise, but didn't...

Fujimori and the Fox - Shrines of the Nonogawa Valley Myth

By shyredfox

12397 1 0 292

What would you say if your local shrine was always pristine, yet nobody claimed to be the caretaker?  In Nonogawa, Inari is the most popular of the kami. Every Shrine to the god seems to clean and refresh the offerings themselves. Locals often visit the larger...


By shyredfox

24127 0 0 1702

Why did Tatsuya join the mob? How did Tatsuya meets his Yakuza (Japanese Mob) big brother? I hope you enjoy the glance into my main character's past. Stats: 1.7K words, average reading time ~ 10 min (at 200 wpm) Rating: PG. Death of main character's father,...