The Peachwood Flute by Brook and Julia West
Approx. 8,750 words.
Published on September 27, 2011 by
Fantasy short story set in medieval Japan. Noriaki is a ronin--a masterless samurai--and his flute-playing days are behind him. But when he and his companions wander into a cursed village, his forgotten skills may be the only thing that can save them.