by Leah Nanako-Winkler
On June 1st, 2004 a legally anonymous eleven year old girl living in the small town of Sasebo, Japan took a box cutter out of her desk, invited her friend Sachi to sit down in an empty classroom, stood behind her, and proceeded to slit her throat four inches deep and four inches across. And Nick has been obsessed with her ever since then. Fourteen years later.... he thinks he may have found the identity of this now released murderess. As he goes on a journey to meet her to find answers about her life after the brutal crime- Nick longs to heal another gaping wound: his own.