Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
Title: Gathering Clouds
He could never again look at cloudy skies as he did in his youth. Was he ever young, or did maturity and responsibility, at a level that few would ever know, rob him of the memories of playful summers past?
It all came down to the clouds on that day in August. Too many obscured the target and too few left a window of vulnerability to the populace below.
11:01, the binary time that sealed the fate of the city of Nagasaki and of all the generations, worldwide, that followed.
Have clouds obscured our ability to learn a lesson?
Header image photo credit: Wikipedia