The Girl at the Bar is a simple story that explores love, friendship, and family. Within a basic framework of boy-meets-girl-at-bar, I wanted to explore the conflicted feelings of finding love in the midst of bad/unusual circumstances, and love-hate relationships with alcohol.
The illustrations for the story were done by Luis Mendo, and the idea was born of a social-media story revolving around the bartender -- a story you can read on the app I work as editor on, LongShorts.
Story link: https://medium.com/human-parts/the-girl-at-the-bar-484cd8822d04
Luis Mendo: https://www.canvas.co.com/creatives/luis-mendo
I'm a Tokyo based writer who does food, coffee, and short fiction. In love with the ever constant ebb and flow of Tokyo life.