Chapter 45: On New Year’s Eve

Miyo hadn't planned on being open the last night of the year. In the days leading up to the new year, customers had been few. Even regular visitors like Makoto and Naruko became irregular as holiday happenings changed their routines.   So when Miyo had opened the doors to the shop on New Year's Eve, … Continue reading Chapter 45: On New Year’s Eve

Chapter 10: Remembrance

When Alicia had asked Miyo to host a birthday party at the pastry shop, Miyo hadn't expected the celebrant to be clothed in tea masters robes, much less be Fumi, one of the most prolific tea masters of their generation.   Miyo found herself hovering between the tables with the shop attendants.  She was proud … Continue reading Chapter 10: Remembrance