And for Toby’s birthday, two posts in one day!
I am also a writer, mostly of poetry and nonfiction, but occasionally of fiction. I am an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, but have not written much in this much beloved genre. A few years ago, though a story came to me, and I was lucky enough to get it published. So here is my first published fantasy story, which, of course, features Nihon Ken. It’s a long story, a novella, so is not a quick read, but I hope is an enjoyable one. While the story is fantasy, it is clearly based on the native dogs of Japan.
And while it is not illustrated, I thought I’d include a couple of photos of the dogs that inspired by story. The Kai Ken:
And of course, the Shibas:
And here is my story, with a huge thank you to the editors at Black Denim Literary Review who published it: “Dogs of the Snow Country.”