Greetings! I have some news I’d like to share. c:
About a month or so ago, I came up with an idea for a new short story after listening to Smoke & Mirrors, an original song by LittleJayneyCakes on YouTube. The title of the story is Scarlet Thread (ST) and it follows the tale of two childhood friends, Hayashi Akumi and Oshiro Daishi, who are reunited during Akumi’s first year of high school. Unfortunately, she finds out that Daishi has his eyes set on another girl who attends the same school as them and that sparks something inside of Akumi.
Anyways, I’ve already started on the prologue of the story and it will be published on Wattpad as soon as I get a book cover made for it. Be on the lookout for it! I also updated the Stories page of my blog and added ST to the list of stories already listed on there.
Here’s an excerpt from the prologue:
“Catch me if you can!” Akumi shouted over her left shoulder, running through spring grass and fallen sakura petals. Her green hair flew behind her back, lashing out in the air.
Meanwhile, a dark-skinned boy dashed behind her, never stopping to catch his breath or else he’d fall behind.
“Daishi-kun, over here!” The green-haired girl called out. He found her sitting under the pink canopy of a sakura tree and, pausing to regain his breath, sat down next to her.
Both children lifted their eyes toward the heavenly blue sky as the afternoon sun beat its rays upon them. A light breeze flew by as they laid down and placed their arms behind their heads. Neither Daishi nor Akumi uttered a sound as if time had stopped for just a few moments of peace and quiet.
“How about we play a different game, Akumi-chan?” Daishi finally asked, shifting his gaze to the girl beside him.
“Like what, Daishi-kun?” Akumi replied. Curiousity filled her slitted violet eyes as she glanced at him.
Akumi sat upright, squealing as an idea came to mind. “Let’s play Wedding!”
“Wedding?” Daishi tilted his head to the left in confusion.
Have a great day, everyone. ^^