Japanese Warriors, Saving Their Lives and Dignities—A Dream

Two men determined to fight each other tooth and nail, both armed with a weapon, follow a sudden inspiration and decide to empty their guns to retrieve the ammunition. Instead of fighting, they trade their bullets, one by one, offering each piece on the upturned palm, with a slight bow.

Joachim Frank, a German-born scientist and writer, lives in New York City. He has published short stories, flash fiction and poems in a number of magazines, including Bartleby Snopes, Fiction Fix, Short Fast and Deadly,The New Poet, Conium Review, theeel, and Black&White. His website is franxfiction.com.

You can see more of his work in 2.2 and 2.3 and 3.3