Approximately 14,500 words
A large crowd of spectators await Reina and Aiko at the local cafe, where the “Couples’ Quiz Show” is going on that night. A Newlywed Game-style affair, Reina has only agreed to do it because she knows her wife really wants the prize: a romantic getaway for two. What she didn’t know, however, was that the opposing team would be the one couple she never wanted to go up against. Will Reina be able to follow her own advice by giving the “jihaku,” or intimate confession, of her life? Or will her wife have to settle for a different kind of “romantic getaway?” Either way, Reina probably can’t win.
“JIHAKU.” takes place on June 22nd, 2013