This is the first chapter of my first novel. It’s called Catch a Falling Star and it started as a fanfic but I found myself moving away from the fandom and creating my own story so I changed things up. Virtual cookies to you if you can figure out what story inspired me to write it!
Anywho, I’ll publish the first bit of it here as a teaser but it is too long to post the entire thing on a blog. The entire story will be published on Fictionpress.com under my pen name there, Ladyminecrafter. I will be uploading a chapter every other day. It is complete but still requires some editing, IMO, and copy editing big-time. So as I edit for continuity and content I will update the chapters there. I hope you enjoy it!
The Lady (Ann)
your new home Naomi.” Sora smiled at the young woman who’d just
bought a condo from her.
with disbelief and then looked at her daughter Keiko who was busy
texting her friend. “Keiko? Do you want to open the door first?”
Keiko looked up with a bored expression but when her eyes met
Naomi’s she grinned.
from her mother’s hand and walked up the four steps that led to the
door of their new condo, slowly she inserted the shiny new key into
the lock. Naomi watched, not realizing she was holding her breath,
listening to the lock click open as Keiko turned the key. When she
turned the handle the door drifted open and she stood on the thresh
hold as if she was afraid to enter for a moment but then with a whoop
she ran into the building, circled the main floor and then bolted up
the stairs bellowing at the top of her lungs with joy.
“Thank you, Sora. I can’t tell you how invaluable your help was in
finding this for us.”
was my pleasure. I hope you and your daughter have many happy years
here.” She lifted the bag she was holding and handed it to Naomi.
“You’re first housewarming gift.”
surprised by the gift and even more so when she opened the gift bag
it was in. Pulling out a bonsai tree that was beautifully formed
into the shape of a heart she gasped, “It’s beautiful! How did you
know I loved bonsai?”
empty room. “A fortuitous guess. They make good gifts for new
homeowners and they’re lucky. Perhaps this condo will give you a new
start and the tree will help you find love also?” Sora smiled at
happiness alone.” Naomi said quietly and then, brightening her
smile, “Thank you again. The movers will be arriving tomorrow with
our furniture so for now I think we’ll return to my sisters house.”
quiet of your new home.” Sora nodded her head respectfully and
turned to leave.
hoped she would answer it. “The unit next door, has it been
yesterday.” She smiled brightly as if this were good news.
purchased it? I’d like to know my neighbors and surprise them.”
Naomi crossed her fingers hoping Sora would tell her.
Sora gazed into the distance for a moment as she tried to recall the
name. “It was a man, with silvery-white hair.”
room and overheard her mothers question.
Keiko should be quiet. “Anything else you remember about him? Did
he have a family?”
don’t think they’ll be living here. What was his name? I remember
it rang a bell for me, I think it was the name of a company in town.
I think it began with an S.” Sora tapped her lip as she thought
about it. “I’m sorry. I can’t remember. I’ll look it up and text
it to you when I get back to the office, does that work?” She held
her hand out to shake Naomi’s hand.
to Sora’s hand, “Yes, that will be fine. Thank you.” She
wondered if Sora could hear the alarm in her voice or not. She
watched her real estate agent get into her car and drive away, waving
back as she did. And then she turned to calm her daughters rising
had panic in her voice. “He didn’t find us here? Did he?”
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