drops fall

Sabrina who sat next to Amy in the crammed Physics 101 lecture hall told her all about Anna's diary on line. "Did you know about the WebWave?" she asked. "It's a great diary site. Really sexy. Wow, is it hot stuff. Some Mizunami started it. I noticed the name particularly because it is so unusual. I mean it's so close to Tsunami, but different. Doesn't your name mean Wave or something? And then this Anna, Anna Mizunami starts this diary. I mean what a coincidence. Do you know her at all? It's a really wild page. I'll e-mail you the URL later. You should see it. She has a background with a spiderweb streteched out on one of those tidal waves that Japanese guy made famous. What was his name again? Hoku something. Or holy guy. Or maybe I just think that because he painted Fuji so much. Anyway."

Amy did not tell Sabrina that she knew Anna Mizunami. For if she had, Sabrina would have prattled on all through the physics lecture, and Amy was far enough behind in the class as it was.

But she e-mailed Sabrina that night to get Anna's URL. And waited until Yuki was asleep in her corner bed in the back bedroom before flicking on the computer. She put the computer volume on mute to hide the modem whines and went on the web in search of her twin sister.

drops fall / into the swirling/ stream/ their sides dissolving /into each other/ each rolls off / a thin / oak branch.

the word is / the sound / of water / dripping from/ ancient symbols / tiny particles / of merging / realities

Follow us all: Amy/Anna, Sophie/Yuki, Kit/Richard, minor characters or sift through water leavings and river journeys.