"Story of an Encounter" was first published in the early September 2000 issue of Margaret. It was the first one-shot Yoko Kamio had written in ten years. She was still working on Boys Over Flowers at the time and had the story "woven into the series." Kamio was particularly glad to create a story about Sojiro's past. She explained that she "had no time to do it" before since the main story took up so much of her time. "Story of an Encounter" ended up being Kamio's only one-shot produced during the series. Others, such as "Night of the Crescent Moon," were made after Boys Over Flowers ended.