Gaijin in Tokyo, an Usher of the Dead one shot

This story was so fun to write. It originated from a short story I wrote in Tokyo, Japan in 1999. I was asked to write a one shot featuring Sariel from “Usher of the Dead” and I knew exactly what I would write, weaving the short story with this new mythology. Can’t wait for this release!!

An American Gaijin in 1999 Tokyo discovers her Japanese neighbor has just murdered her husband. And she’s not surprised. His temper mixed with her subservience was a surefire imbalance destined for disaster. But Sariel, the Usher of the Dead ,who orchestrates these life transitions, may find the strings of the living are being pulled by an ancient spirit.

Written by Jaimie Engle

Art by Koolasheck

Based off characters created by Keith Rommel

Published by Blood Moon Comics, LLC

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Here’s the original short story, “Hiromi’s Escape” written in 1999.

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Published by Jaimie Engle

Jaimie Engle is an award-winning writer and speaker. She teaches at national conferences, state libraries, and local schools on the art of storytelling. Her awards include the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future (2014), Kirkus Editor’s Choice (2020), and the Publisher’s Weekly Booklife Prize in Fiction and Non-fiction (2020). In 2021, she began screenwriting with two feature films for a new television network in development with Brandon Clarke Films via Darin Chavez of Tricarico Chavez, LLP. Jaimie writes redemption stories in all genres and lives with her husband, son, and hound dog. Follow @theWRITEengle

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