Rakugoka Sushi House – The Denouement

Rakugoka Sushi House – The Denouement by Phillip McCollum [Missed Part One? Click here!] A mere minute before the couple entered, Rakugoka-san gave only the slightest indication that Mariko-san should restrain from locking up. The last customer had left ten minutes prior. The restaurant had been quiet but for the back-and-forth sweeping of her broom. As the door chimes rang, …

Rakugoka Sushi House – The Confession

Rakugoka Sushi House – The Confession by Phillip McCollum [Missed Part One? Click here!] As soon as the little metal chimes hanging on the door rang out, Rakugoka-san made eye contact with Mariko-san. Each customer, even first-timers, had their own vibration, generated their own harmony. The way they pushed open the door, how the air rushed in, the slight squeak …

Rakugoka Sushi House - The Accusation

Rakugoka Sushi House – The Accusation

Rakugoka Sushi House – The Accusation by Phillip McCollum “Kanpai,” she said with no cheer, no spring in her voice. She launched the glass of sake into her gullet to hide the tremors running through her hand, somehow forgetting that nothing could evade Rukugoka Koza’s keen eye. Before her glass came slamming back onto the table, he had already deposited …