Translated from Japanese into English by Saya
A cryptic story for you! :)
I was out for a walk when I heard a woman's loud scream.
Startled, I ran to the place where the scream came from and saw a woman sitting on the road in front of an iron plate measuring around 2m in length, 2m in width and 50cm thick.
I tried to talk to the woman but she was too stunned to talk.
A man dressed in construction worker's clothes came up to me and explained what had happened.
It seemed the iron plate was dropped to the ground while they were working overhead on the building.
It looked like nobody got hurt. The woman just fell to the ground due to shock.
But I felt shivers run through me as I looked at the black iron plate on top of red tiles.
I went home after that, but in the late afternoon before the sunset, I visited the scene of the accident again.
The iron plate was still there. Probably due to its very heavy weight they hadn't yet been able to remove it.
The area was cordoned off with a security guard standing in front of it.
The woman I had seen earlier was still there. I went to talk to her.
"What happened earlier must have been quite shocking."
The woman replied,
"Yes, I was so shocked. Especially when I heard the scream."