Friday Fictioneers – Moonies!

 

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©C.E. Ayr

Moonies!

by Miles H. Rost

“Michelle! Come here!”

Yumi Tanaka bounced on her 12-year old feet, waiting for her gaijin homestay to come and join her.

“What is it, Yumi?”
“You remember that show I wanted to show you?”
“No, I think I was studying…”
“Come on, Michelle. Time to go watch!”

Michelle Davis was pulled into the living room of the comfortable suburban Tokyo home. Plopping down on some pillows, the show started.

“What’s the name of this show?”
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon!”
Ugh. Sounds weird…”

<15 years later>

“Welcome to L.A.X.” the speakers droned.

Michelle waited at the gate, smiling. A short blue-haired bob jumped up and down.

“Ami!”
Yumi Tanaka’s eyes turned around and opened wide!
“Rei!”

“I missed you!” they said as they hugged.

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9 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Moonies!

  1. Greetings!
    A nice tale of early friendship and it’s importance in their lives so many years later. Yumi’s action in the end reads a little strangely for me – can one’s eyes really turn around? It seemed she was surprised to see Michelle based on her reaction, with her “eyes opened wide!” I think you nailed the action and dialogue in the first section. Spot on for preteen girls!
    Happy trails! 🙂

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