Uprising – new rules part 1

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As the 2nd-graders, we were no longer at the bottom of the hierarchy. I still wished for the equal relationship among all the girls, but there wasn’t much I could […]

Yuko

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In the 2nd year of junior high school, Izumi and Kei were in the same class, and I in the other. Girls around me had already formed circles, but I […]

Crush

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The 1st year of junior high school was coming to an end. Even though most of the 3rd-grade girls were downright oppressive, I only had warm feelings for them as […]

More theatre club

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We did another play in February for the farewell party for the 3rd-grade. Upon the success of Cinderella, I suggested we did another fairytale turned into a comedy. I was […]

Theatre club

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Besides the sports teams, students had to join a cultural club, which was not taken as seriously as the sports program and was only active before the cultural festival in […]

End of the world

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I started pondering the idea of death. No one around me was dead yet, but it was that I couldn’t think there was such thing as “meanings” in life. Softball […]

Library

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I spent long recesses at the library. Upgraded from the elementary school, the junior high school library truly excited me. The librarian was my second cousin’s mother, who recommended me […]

Apple and Orange

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Schoolwork was easy. English was added to the curriculum, and arithmetic was upgraded to mathematics. I had started learning English at the church two years before, so the English class […]

Girls’ rules – bathroom

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The girls’ rules even seeped into the bathroom. The 3rd-grade girls spent a lot of their time in the bathroom doing their hair because only they had freedom of hair-doing. […]

Girls’ rules – greetings

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The sports program was not the only source of stress in junior high school. I had been informed by other girls who had sisters in 2nd and 3rd-grade that the […]