2019–Let’s Do This.

Happy new year to all~! So, I'm a week late but I had influenza. In my book that absolves me from the late fee. I managed to finally struggle out of bed on the 4th long enough to visit Nagaoka Tenjin Jingu with the husband to pay our yearly tithe to the old gods (Shinto).…

Crow Brides (V)

Though she did not have the hard beak of a full-fledged crow bride the hatchling bride wore the same stifling mask as the others. It smelled of death and mildew; the stink only worsened by humid breath condensing on the inside like the beads of sweat dotting her brow. The masks themselves were ugly things:…

The Crow Brides (IV)

The girl was the crow king’s now. She should not have any memory of human things. And yet, she did. The sky flowers had sparked something. Fireworks meant something. As Sumi watched the fireworks rocket and bloom again and again a spindle of red light stretched from the ground like a thin rope reaching out…