A Time Warp
This man drops back in time, in his sleep, to recall the chilling conclusion of the war between the United States and Japan in 1945.
This was a war that raged on, killing tens of thousands of American troops since 1941. On July 25, 1945, President Harry Truman and fellow Allied leaders, Josef Stalin and Clement Attlee, issued the Potsdam Declaration, an ultimatum for Japan to surrender unconditionally or face “prompt and utter destruction.” Japan refused to accept these terms on July 28, 1945. As a result, was it was decided that dropping America's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima would mark the end the long, agonizing war.
The startling piece you wrote must mean you have more suspenseful stories up your sleeve. I look forward to reading your next pos.
You did a great job describing the old, outdated rooms you dream't about shortly before the early morning of August 6, 1945.
I remember my grandfather's description of the events that took place. At 8:15 a.m. local time, the Enola Gay (airplane) dropped "Little Boy," our first American atomic bomb, onto Hiroshima in Japan. Just 43 seconds later it exploded 1,900 feet above the city. Approximately “Then, the brilliant morning sunlight was slashed by a more brilliant white flash." Nearly five square miles, over 60 percent of heavily populated Hiroshima, was destroyed. “All around, they found dead and wounded,” described one Japanese official. “Such an awesome sight, their legs and bodies stripped of clothes and burned." All green vegetation, from grasses to trees, perished in that period.” The official Japanese death toll, calculated a year after the explosion, is 118,661. Within eight days of this bombing, Japan surrendered, ending World War II.
This writer's dreamer watched the Japanese people looking up at the Sun, it was far too bright. At a closer look this man could see the Sun was expanding in size. It was not the Sun!! He knew what it was. He was stunned.
Nice going, direwolf !
All the best,