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A friendly ghost helps a detective solve a long-standing mystery. Sometimes, mysteries may be better left unsolved. James Rumpel is a retired high school math teacher who has greatly enjoyed spending some of his free time turning a few of the odd ideas circling his brain into stories. He lives in Wisconsin with his wonderful wife, Mary.You can read "The Blue Murders" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022There are two contests happening at the moment. Go to the podcast description to learn moe. Send your answers by DM on twitter at: Japanese Ghost Stories @ghostJapanese orInstagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or email: Kaidankai100ghoststories@gmail.com.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaidankai100/Help me pay the contributors for their work. Donate to the Kaidankai through Ko-Fi. Thank you! https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
If we can't find our way out of a problem, can something out there help us find our way? Dondi Dancy is a career Paralegal and founder/facilitator of a virtual book club, who writes short stories and prose poetry to remain grounded and aware of all that is beautiful in the world. Her portfolio includes: an Open Mic Poetry Showcase with Sacred Grounds (January 2022); the short story, “Driving Home” (Rigorous Literary Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 4, January 2022); the poem “Conceptual Beauty” (Brown Sugar Literary Magazine, Spring 2021); and a brief poetry collection titled “Joy is My Superpower” (SF-Write Now Talking to Strangers Anthology, December 2021). You can read "Good Omens' " at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Go to the podcast description to learn about the Kaidankai contests. Send your answers by DM on twitter at: Japanese Ghost Stories @ghostJapanese orInstagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or email: Kaidankai100ghoststories@gmail.com.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaidankai100/Help me pay the contributors for their work. Donate to the Kaidankai through Ko-Fi. Thank you! https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
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Luna CanemBorn: May 16, 1995Died: May 9, 2022by Enne TesseEnne Tesse is an artist creating sculptures, installations and works on paper using fabric and text. Her stories originate from and reflect her own hand-stitched garment inspired works and fabric objects. She has exhibited her work in top museums and galleries in the US and Japan, including MoMA/PS1 NY, MOMAK Kyoto, and MOT Tokyo. Recent exhibitions include "Unusual Threads", Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT; "Art Stands Still", Collar Works, Troy, NY; "Time Travelers", Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz. She lives and works in Beacon, NY.Instagram: ennetesseWebsite: https://ennetesse.wixsite.com/worksYou can read "Luna Canem" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Rick JohnsonBorn: 1962Died: 2023by Joe KirkenirJoe Kirkenir lives in York, PA with his cat, Victor, who is named after the complex main character from the classic novel, Frankenstein. He graduated from Gettysburg College with an English degree in 2014 and has worked in the nonprofit sector in fundraising and marketing ever since. When not volunteering with the Animal Advocates of South Central PA or the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, he spends his free time reading, writing, learning, and running.Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006667157084LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-kirkenir-ab262336/You can read "Rick Johnson" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Clyde GormanBorn: 1991Died: 2022by Joe KirkenirJoe Kirkenir lives in York, PA with his cat, Victor, who is named after the complex main character from the classic novel, Frankenstein. He graduated from Gettysburg College with an English degree in 2014 and has worked in the nonprofit sector in fundraising and marketing ever since. When not volunteering with the Animal Advocates of South Central PA or the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, he spends his free time reading, writing, learning, and running.Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006667157084LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-kirkenir-ab262336/You can read "Clyde Gorman" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Marsha JonesBorn: 1983Died: 2022by Jill TradeJill Trade is married and the mother of three active boys, so she spends a lot of time at playgrounds imagining poetry, which she said she recently rediscovered. Her background includes training in meat cutting, which may influence her imagination.You can read "Marsha Jones" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Pushpita KapoorBorn: 1993Died: 2022by Jill TradeJill Trade is married and the mother of three active boys, so she spends a lot of time at playgrounds imagining poetry, which she said she recently rediscovered. Her background includes training in meat cutting, which may influence her imagination.You can read "Pushpita Kapoor" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Hamilton & Winston JonesHamilton:Born: 2013Died: 2022Winston:Born: 2011Died: 2022by Joshua St. ClaireJoshua St. Claire is a certified public accountant who works as a corporate controller in rural Pennsylvania, USA. He enjoys writing on coffee breaks and after helping his wife put their three sons to bed. His poetry is published in Kaidankai: Ghost and Supernatural Stories, Mayfly, The Heron’s Nest, Otoroshi, and Scifaikuest. He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and his work appears in the 2022 Dwarf Stars Anthology.You can read "Hamilton & Winston Jones" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Caradoc JonesBorn: 1981Died: 2022by Joshua St. ClaireJoshua St. Claire is a certified public accountant who works as a corporate controller in rural Pennsylvania, USA. He enjoys writing on coffee breaks and after helping his wife put their three sons to bed. His poetry is published in Kaidankai: Ghost and Supernatural Stories, Mayfly, The Heron’s Nest, Otoroshi, and Scifaikuest. He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and his work appears in the 2022 Dwarf Stars Anthology.You can read "Caradoc Jones" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Prome TheusBorn: UnknownDied: Unknownby Linda A. GouldLinda Gould is the Managing Editor of White Enso, an online journal of creative work inspired by Japan and the host of the Kaidankai podcast. She is a lifelong book-lover who spent many summers as a child high up in the branches of a tree reading. Her fiction and non-fiction work has been published in outlets around the world. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Delaware and has extensive writing, editing and design experience. She is the founder of the Women's English Writing Group of Japan, writes fantasy and ghost stories, and is the author of The Diamond Tree, a dual-language book in English and Japanese.You can read "Prome Theus" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Gracie JacksonBorn: December 11, 1962Died July 5, 1981by Nicole NutrellNicole Lutrell is a speculative fiction writer. That means she writes about dragons, ghosts and spaceships. She's the author of several horror, science fiction and fantasy novels, the latest of which being Quiet Apocalypse. You can find her on her blog, Paperbeatsworld.com, or on Instagram at @nicolecluttrell86 and on Twitter at @Nicole Luttrell You can read "Gracie Jackson" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Elaine LarsonBorn: 1960​Died: 2012by J. L. ShortJ. L. Short lives with his family near Philadelphia and as near as he can tell there are no ghosts living in the house. On the other hand, he is continually harassed by two hounds and two cats. He enjoys reading and writing about history and the supernatural, not necessarily in that order.You can read "Elaine Larson" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Mavis AlturainBorn: January 6th, 1971​Died October 31st, 1992by Jordan Storey​Jordan Storey is an African American aspiring writer from Texas who writes short stories from the heart to entertain. Currently he is writing his first book titled "Rhyghts". A story which follows a group of young individuals with the power of gods. The inspiration he has comes from anime and mythology. He wishes to spread his writing across the world one day, and for many to to find enjoyment. For them to connect with his characters and build a relationship with them. Dynamic plots straight from his imagination as well as action that gets the adrenaline pumping. In general, he wishes to entertain readers, and give them a place where they can escape reality into.You can read "Mavis Alturain" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Gregor SamBorn: 1979 Died: 2001by Elahe NassrElahe Nassr is an independent writer and filmmaker based in Japan. She is the recipient of the 2018 Henry Fong Award, and a participant in the 2019 Kyoto Filmmakers Lab–Masters Session. Her first short film "Life as It Is" was selected at the Longless Film Festival for the International Selection category, in 2020. Her photography works were selected for contests by Kyoto International Student Film & Video Festival, and Tokyo 2020 Olympics Torch Relay. She is currently the programming manager of Japan Web Fest and a graduate student in the field of tourism. Forthcoming: Elahe’s second short film, NozomiInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/elahelennassr/  (@elahelennassr)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elahe.nassr.5 You can read "Gregor Sam" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Lei Li Wai--LillywhiteBorn: Year of the Horse, May 8th,1990 Died: Year of the Pig, May 15th,2019by Marco LoboMarco Lobo is a Tokyo-based business consultant. With a background in international business, Marco helps European and North American multinationals establish their commercial footprint in Japan and the wider Asia region. Extensive travel and exposure to myriad cultures has allowed him to take note of the ways different peoples interact, whether it is in harmony or conflict. Raised in British Hong Kong, he witnessed the former colony’s transition from Britain to China, and now its ongoing transformation into a Chinese city. Likewise, of Portuguese heritage, Marco is deeply committed to observing and writing about the Portuguese diaspora and the changes it has gone through. The author of five books, his work has been published in English, Portuguese and Chinese.You can read "Lei Li Wai" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Chong Ping PohBorn: Year of the Horse, June 18th,1966 Died: Year of the Pig, April 11th,2019by Marco LoboMarco Lobo is a Tokyo-based business consultant. With a background in international business, Marco helps European and North American multinationals establish their commercial footprint in Japan and the wider Asia region. Extensive travel and exposure to myriad cultures has allowed him to take note of the ways different peoples interact, whether it is in harmonyor conflict. Raised in British Hong Kong, he witnessed the former colony’s transition from Britain to China, and now its ongoing transformation into a Chinese city. Likewise, of Portuguese heritage, Marco is deeply committed to observing and writing about the Portuguese diaspora and the changes it has gone through. The author of five books, his work has been published in English, Portuguese and Chinese.You can read "Chong Ping Poh" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Estana LokovichBorn: 2001Died: 2015by Linda A. GouldLinda Gould is the Managing Editor of White Enso, an online journal of creative work inspired by Japan and the host of the Kaidankai podcast. She is a lifelong book-lover who spent many summers as a child high up in the branches of a tree reading. Her fiction and non-fiction work has been published in outlets around the world. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Delaware and has extensive writing, editing and design experience. She is the founder of the Women's English Writing Group of Japan, writes fantasy and ghost stories, and is the author of The Diamond Tree, a dual-language book in English and Japanese.You can read "Tessa Lokovich" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Estana LokovichBorn: 1980Died: 2015by Linda A. GouldLinda Gould is the Managing Editor of White Enso, an online journal of creative work inspired by Japan and the host of the Kaidankai podcast. She is a lifelong book-lover who spent many summers as a child high up in the branches of a tree reading. Her fiction and non-fiction work has been published in outlets around the world. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Delaware and has extensive writing, editing and design experience. She is the founder of the Women's English Writing Group of Japan, writes fantasy and ghost stories, and is the author of The Diamond Tree, a dual-language book in English and Japanese.You can read "Estana Lokovich" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Timothy MontgomeryBorn: September 2, 1970Died: October 13, 1980by Robert PettusRobert Pettus is an English as a Second Language teacher at the University of Cincinnati. Previously, he taught for four years in a combination of rural Thailand and Moscow, Russia. He was most recently accepted for publication at Tall Tale TV, Kaidankai, Black Petals, A Thin Line of Anxiety, Schlock, Inscape Literary Journal of Morehead State University, The Corner Bar Magazine,Yellow Mama, Apocalypse-Confidential, Mystery Tribune, Blood Moon Rising, and The Green Shoes Sanctuary.You can read "Timothy Montgomery" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
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