Izumi Suzuki

  • fiction April 19, 2021

    No Man’s Land

    This morning a boy passed by my house.

    When I told my sister Asako about it, she just said, ‘Dummy, you know there aren’t any boys around here.’

    And she was right.

    Long ago, the Earth was peopled only by women. They lived in peace until one day a certain woman gave birth to a child unlike any that had come before: its body was misshapen, it was rough and careless in everything it did, and it made a great deal of trouble for everyone before it produced a few offspring and then died. Such was the advent of man. From there, the number of men increased steadily. It was they who invented war and