A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.

Two Views (After Tsunami) by Yuko Taniguchi

On the second day after the tsunami, a retired embalmer was asked
to work. Bodies kept arriving at the gym. His first task was to wash

a boy who had drowned in a school bus caught by the wave.
He removed the backpack from the boy. “Don’t worry.

I’ll put your bag right here.”

Read it in Ecotone

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