NEIGHBOUR

Words by MIZUKI IGATA

Layout by YASHA LAI


Here is an excerpt from an investigation report on 379 candidate planets in the Exoplanet Migration Project. This project was shut down 24 years ago. The main reason was that it became difficult to raise funds due to the poetic and clichéd humour of the missing researcher.


I unexpectedly picked up this retro report in a corner of a second-hand bookstore where I stopped to take a break from the rain, and smuggled it away (who cares?).


Within, I found vivid fragments of memories from a distant planet that I would never visit.


This chapter is a record of the area known as Tomigaya and Komaba.





I have no way of knowing where the missing researcher who has discovered the glimmer of an unfulfilled promise is now.

 

Mizuki Igata is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Anthropology.


Translated from the original Japanese: https://evilgirl.goat.me/GzqIzndssw


THE KOMABA TIMES ISSUE 11, APRIL 2022

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