Leonard Seet is the author of the novels Magnolias in Paradise and Meditation On Space-Time and the non-fiction The Spiritual Life. His articles and short fiction have appeared in the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Banana Writers and Pilcrow & Dagger. Through his writings, he probes the dynamics of existence, including human consciousness, good and evil, and rationality and spirituality.
After a tsunami has taken his daughter and leukemia his wife, Yasahiro Kobayashi goes to the mountains of Hokkaido to commit seppuku, but not before he rescues an old man from several delinquents. "Black-Naped Oriole in Hokkaido Snow" is a story of a man grabbling with love and lost, and life and death.
Published: February 28, 2013.
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Father Lawrence fights against time to save his friends from an evil minister, but he finds out they have betrayed him and must decide whether to abandon the friendship even as he fights against the fiend.
Either mercy or justice; either salvation or friendship. Either choice: a flawed solution for a fallen man in a broke world