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 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