Chapter 7: Practice makes tea

Dawn had only begun to touch the sky, but behind the tea shop's closed doors, Miyo had already drained her first pot of tea and finished her morning magic drills. When her mother had first taught her the drills, her pre-teen self had always felt exhausted afterward. Now, however, the drills filled Miyo with an … Continue reading Chapter 7: Practice makes tea

Chapter 6: In the city, in the rain

An updated and revised version of this chapter is included in a collection available for purchase on Amazon: Of Leaves and Water: A mini collection *** Rain.  Miyo's steps quickened the closer she got to the city council building's main doors, the rain's song becoming clearer and stronger with each step.  She had spent the … Continue reading Chapter 6: In the city, in the rain