https://www.blackharepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Ayas-Makami.jpg 630 1200 Shawna Rowan https://www.blackharepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/BlackHarePress-Facebook-cover-300x114.png Shawna Rowan2023-03-26 10:00:192023-03-20 03:47:51Aya’s Makami
by Pauline Yates
Aya, the transfer student, acts nonchalant, but beneath her straight fringe, her enormous eyes glisten with new-school nerves, and she clutches a diary to her flat chest like a life support. Fool. That diary begs to be read. Especially by me.
I snatch the diary from her matchstick fingers. Flipping it open, I stare into the eyes of Makami. The divine protector looks into my heart, then gives a guttural roar and swallows me whole.
I’m not alone. Another bully hunkers in the beast’s belly, her round face whiter than a tsuki moon. Somewhere above us, savage teeth snap shut.
Pauline Yates, Australian author of the sci-fi action/adventure, Memories Don’t Lie. Writes dark stories. Loves bright sunrises.