June 4th, 2017


DEW: Velvet and Bamboo

Velvet and Bamboo
by Just Ruth

The soft melody of the wooden flute blended harmoniously with the delicate rattle of the bamboo chimes.

Nhung Phuong tested the temperature of the water. Perfect. Old Luong had charged his water sprite daughter with balancing the Chi of the hunter. He was a wise leader and sage among those who battled the darkness and restored the Balance.

“All is ready for you, Mr. Singer,” she called. A couple of the women in the waiting room of the salon tittered behind their hands. How little they knew!

She lowered his feet into the water and smiled at his soft, happy moan.