For this story, I collaborated with @julia-nascimento, whose work I found right here on Canvas. I thought her style would add an interesting dimension to the tale of an accused groper, who runs into the train tunnels and meets a young woman smoking cigarettes in a small, dark, hideaway.
The story is based on a few articles I read about businessmen running along the tracks (for actual groping). I thought it odd that after one person did it, it suddenly seemed to happen more and more often; I wanted to have that feature in a story in some way.
I like the way Julia's illustrations provide insight and imagery, without taking away any of the question marks I want to linger once you finish reading. I hope you enjoy it. :)
Story link: https://medium.com/human-parts/cigarettes-in-the-dark-e8106682748f
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I'm a Tokyo based writer who does food, coffee, and short fiction. In love with the ever constant ebb and flow of Tokyo life.
It was such a pleasure to collaborate with you, Hengtee Lim!
I really like your story and had a great time illustrating it!