The Forest of Sincerity
The volunteer group JuKyo patrolled Japan’s oldest forest, trying to prevent suicides. Pretty idealistic for a bunch of metalheads. But it all fell apart when one by one, they died mysteriously. Now Lily, an expat American bartender, is the last one left. She thinks she knows what killed her friends. And it’s coming for her. The music she loves may be her last hope... Novella (15,500 words).