Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Yurina Yoshikawa

Singin’ in the Rain

It’s not COVID; my throat is sore from singing all day

I come from the country that invented karaoke. I still remember going to my first karaoke when I was in first grade, with my two friends from school and all of our moms. We went to eat ramen afterwards. It was a perfect day.

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First-prize winner in the Tennessee True Stories Essay Contest

James was the only person I’d talked to in the first week of moving to Nashville, outside of my husband and the local coffee shop guy. We would be spending many hours together, just the two of us in this little car. I wanted him to like me.

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