Kabuto Mushi (Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle)
Hi folks, this is the unlikely inspiration for my latest short story, " BUG" on Wattpad. (around 3000 words) The story is about a guy who is or is going insane. A bit of a weird story, it doesn't fit my preferred genre to date of 'Urban Asian Adventure'. It's not about Japan, the bug just happens to be Japanese.
The Kabuto Mushi is one of the most commonly kept bugs in Japan and is reproduced as children's toys including robots and features in children's literature, manga and anime. If you want to know more go to wikipedia or just check out this video on You Tube . If you don't like bugs, don't click but for the sake of the new story, try and imagine what it would feel like to have an extra large one permanently clinging to the back of your head.
BTW: Memoirs of a Vending Machine is still going gang busters. Thanks to all who have had a read and to those who will.
BTBTW: Don't forget to checkout my excerpt from Kujira at indiebooklist on the 14th of May.