Abe Akira: Short Stories Glossary

Abe Akira: Short Stories Glossary


Honesty and straightforwardness. Being frank with someone.


A chronic mental illness usually afflicting the elderly. Symptoms can include memory loss and the inability to perform regular functions.


Something that is forbidden in society. Certain actions people may not be allowed to do or certain things they cannot speak about.


Cheating on your spouse or loved one. The act of being unfaithful.

Status Quo

The norms and traditions that are accepted in society. Social actions/statuses that are considered acceptable.


The deliberate termination of a pregnancy by removing the fetus from the mother's womb. The fetus cannot survive outside of the womb at this time.

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