Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke

In late autumn 1902 while a student at the Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt in Lower Austria, Franz Xaver Kappus was reading Rilke's poetry. He was approached by the academy's chaplain, Horacek. According to Horacek, Rilke had been a pupil years earlier at the academy's lower school at Sankt…

The Thief, Fuminori Nakamura

The narrator, Nishimura begins his story by sharing the memory of his mistakes and guilt when he learned his pickpocket skill as a kid. The narrator explains how he targets his victims and picks their wallets without them knowing it. The people in his line of work needs to blend…

Out, Natsuo Kirino

Masako is the first one who arrives at the factory for the night shift. When she is still locking the car door, Kumiko just arrived with her green Volkswagen Golf. It reminds her of the rumor and other sources of Kumiko's debt. Later comes Yoshie, a widow in her late…