Makoto’s Story Chapter 6: Interlude 1

I woke up screaming at the top of my lungs. My shrieks echoed all around me. I was screaming, but I didn’t know why. Felt… so strange. Groggy, like I just woke up from a nightmare or something. I was covered in sweat. ‘Must have been one hell of a dream. Whatever it was.’ When … Continue reading Makoto’s Story Chapter 6: Interlude 1

Makoto’s Story Chapter 5: Grief

I didn’t stay after school that day. I couldn’t. I have a hard time putting to words what I felt after school that day. Witnessing someone attempt suicide. A student. I later found out her name was Suzui. She was a star player on the girl's volleyball team and a very gifted student. What drives … Continue reading Makoto’s Story Chapter 5: Grief

Makoto’s Story Chapter 4: The Accident

When I hear stories of tragedy that people suffer or witness, it’s like their brain takes a snapshot of that moment. They can recall that point in time with such clarity they feel like they are living it out again in real time. Recalling every horrific detail all at once. A lot has happened since … Continue reading Makoto’s Story Chapter 4: The Accident

Makoto’s Story Chapter 3: The Volleyball Rally

Upon leaving Principal Kobayakawa’s office after our morning meeting, I saw that the school had, once again sprung back to life. Often I am the first student here because of my presidential duties. In fact so early that the school has even had to trust me with a key to let myself in since its … Continue reading Makoto’s Story Chapter 3: The Volleyball Rally

Makoto’s Story Chapter 2: The Transfer Student

Our little school library had become something of a sanctuary to me. There was always a regular group of students that would study after school. Half the time usually to gossip in hushed whispers with friends, but not many past that. Especially since so many books these days are only being published digitally, there just … Continue reading Makoto’s Story Chapter 2: The Transfer Student

Makoto’s Story Ch. 1: A Day in the Life

I placed the papers back on the table and rubbed my sore eyes. ‘No matter how many times I run the numbers, the board has simply hasn’t given me the funds I need to pull this off…’ Lifting my face from my hands, I gave a tentative glance to the clock. ‘Five thirty already? I’ve … Continue reading Makoto’s Story Ch. 1: A Day in the Life