This was a great short story that I found on a site called Words Without Borders. The goal of the site is to provide opportunities to sample contemporary writing from around the world. Each story is translated to English, and they all have to do with universal themes such as “love” or “leaving home”. This story is from Japan. It was fun to read because you get a sense of so many different emotions: loss, nostalgia, love, heartbreak, loneliness. Its all bundled up in a short passage.
Read the short story here: Words Without Borders Campus