What I Should Have Said

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Get a taste of Japan-inspired fantasy with free stories now

A risk-free way to enter this alternative medieval Japanese world. Download for free, or buy from various ebook providers or Amazon for 99 cents. In this short story set before the events of novels Tiger Lily and The Straw Doll Cries at Midnight , Lily is confronted with the possible lost of the only parent she has left.

When the Lord Daimyo’s son is poisoned, Lily must prove her father is innocent of the crime. Can a lonely girl born in the Year of the Tiger save her family without revealing a forbidden connection to the old gods?

Here’s a risk-free way to enter the magical world of the Kind– the beings from world myths and legends that live amongst us. Download for free from StoryOrigin or buy for 99 cents.  Or here on Amazon for 99 cents. Experience Fujiwara Ken’s very first meeting with the Baku Herai Akihito— way before he encounters Akihito’s daughter, Koi Pierce, at the start of Dream Eater, the first book of K. Bird Lincoln’s multi-cultural Portland Hafu Urban Fantasy Trilogy.



Japan lost World War II, but the Tokyo Council still rules the magical Kind with an iron will. When the Council’s enforcer, Bringer-of-Death, receives orders to go after a veteran who happens to be a Baku—dream eater— he is caught between the threat of punishment and his desire to help the Baku escape. Can Bringer-of-Death find a way to both protect his family and the Baku? Or will he be trapped as the Council’s slave forever?


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