Katashi sat by the pond in Grandfather’s garden, as Grandfather worked on his youngest bonsai. Katashi asked Grandfather when he could have his own bonsai to care for; pruning just so, the way he did. Grandfather would tell Katashi, “soon, soon” but Katashi did not know when soon would come. Katashi asked Grandfather if his father came back from the war soon would that be the same soon when he could have his own bonsai?
Blinding flash of light filled the sky. Intense heat. The firestorm swept through Grandfather’s garden as Katashi and Grandfather turned to ashes.
Friday Fictioneers @ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Addicted to Purple
Photo Prompt: Copyright Douglas M MacIlroy
Word Count: 100
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FYI: On August 6, 1945, Little Boy, the nickname of the first A-bomb dropped on Japan, was detonated over Hiroshima. On August 9, 1945, Fat Man, the nickname of the second A-bomb dropped on Japan, was detonated over Nagasaki. The Emperor of Japan agreed to unconditional surrender after the second bombing. If he had not, America would have used a third A-bomb on Japan.