Short stories are not always easy to write, but Sharp Shooter Tokyoite was one I just couldn’t get into. It felt like a few chapters out of a much larger story. For me there was no connection with the characters and I didn’t really feel the connection between Kei and Taka.
The story is set in the future with the idea that Kei moves between Japan and Vancouver because of his asthma. He clearly wants Taka, but since it’s not going anywhere he’s got a boyfriend back home, one he leaves hanging.
The plot could be interesting if there was a little more world-building and if it wasn’t so very stereotypical in the description of Japan.
The writing in itself is certainly not bad, but it just didn’t work for this story.