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 13: Contention

A gentle breeze came in through the open door, the scent of new flowers and sunlight filling the shop as Miyo wiped down the counter. So far it had been a calm, routine day that had Miyo in a thoughtful mood.   Her light humming trailed off when an unfamiliar rhythm of footsteps sounded on … Continue reading Chapter 13: Contention