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Postcards from Tokyo

Postcards from Tokyo

Author(s): Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

These six stories are all inspired by Tokyo, a magical place that writer Wendy Nelson Tokunaga has observed both first-hand and from afar. A Tokyo teenager obsessed with becoming an idol singer despite her mother’s trepidations. An American bar hostess searching for solace yet unable to escape her own demons. An unlikely cross-cultural friendship that is deepened through the way of tea. A Japanese single woman stuck in a rut who finds joy in a cluttered life. A pop star who makes a fatal mistake and has no choice but to pay the price. A San Francisco cat that becomes a stowaway in hopes of making it big in Japan. Poignant but also often laced with humor, these mesmerizing stories in Postcards from Tokyo (the first in a series of short story collections) are sure to both entertain and move readers.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021