Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A-Z Blog Challenge "J"Jinmenken

Day nine and the letter "I" for the A-Z Blog Challenge. If this is your first time here, my A-Z challenge is based on Urban Legends, and follows the life of a small town Nevada reporter, Adele.
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Adele's story continues...
This story has been around our little mountain town since the Japanese immigrants came here in the mid-1800's. They faded away, until the 1950's, and the surrounding broad planes of desert started getting lots of activity with nuclear explosions and testing sites. The legend reformed as the decades past, but the Jinmenken remain. For the most part, Jinmenken are dogs with human faces, who appear mostly at night and also by the sides of highways--so you can easily mistake them for coyotes. They have the ability to talk, but depending on who is telling the story, they are so bitter and hurt after being experiemented on by government scientists that they fear and distrust humans. I would, too. Oftentimes they're said to appear at the site of a car crash to help guide the spirits of crash victims.




And now, dear readers, I must leave you. Don't forget, these stories will be available in their entirety at the end of the month when I collect them into a book of short stories.

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