Somewhere in the rural midwestern USA, after the war has ended.
‘Why bomb a barn way out here? They’ve blown the roof right off.
‘Never had a roof. Was meant to be like this.’
‘Why have a barn with no roof. What was it for?’
‘Yeah. Could get about ten on each bar. Fill ’em all, about two hundred in one go.’
‘It was beautiful, seeing them all hanging together, swaying in the breeze, all those colours.’
‘How can you say that? It’s so evil, so inhumane. The horror…’
‘The bodies… Hanging there…’
‘Flowers. Hanging baskets… Of flowers.’
‘Right, yes… I knew that’s what you meant.’
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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