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The Field of Ice and Blood — Part 1

A short story with rival gangs in Japan amid the beauty of Hokkaido

Cover with an American Barn Owl with some blood below its beak, black background and the title of the story in a bloody highly stylized font.
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The Sun ascended slowly above the land of the rising Sun. The sky was ice crystal clear and the low Sun was so red that it looked as if it escaped from a Japanese flag. The last few hours were dead quiet in the frozen Tokachi wheat fields, in Hokkaido; a male barn owl just finished hunting rodents hiding among the wheat fields and the…

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