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The Blue Glow

By Lisa Hosokawa | | Lisa Hosokawa
Edited by Kanika Agrawal || Narrated by - || Produced by -
Descriptions of war, grief, and the dead
900 words

The captain said suicide pilots like us became divine. I knew he was lying, because I see gods, not ghosts, and I’d seen neither hide nor haunting of the others who’d gone before. All the same, when my manned torpedo malfunctioned and Yofune’s didn’t, I asked the captain to let me have another go. But the two mechanics restraining me said to stop fighting, and the captain withdrew to the radio room.

Yofune’s signal was five days lost when we returned to base. The Soviets were coming now. A red north and star-spangled blue south. One mass grave. For weeks, we were told to await orders. Yofune’s signal was twenty-two days lost when we were told to go home.

By then, we’d heard about the bomb.

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Born in a town halfway between a US military base and Hiroshima, Lisa Hosokawa writes stories about belonging and resistance in hostile worlds. Her award-winning fiction has appeared in several anthologies and is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review. An International Game Developers Association Foundation grantee, she develops games near Kyoto. Her novel-in-progress, THE BLUE GLOW, examines empire and grief through Sen, a sixteen-year-old suicide pilot who lived. Unwanted in the ruined city he was meant to die for, Sen prepares to follow a sacred sandbar shark to the watery grave he deserves, until his father sickens with Hiroshima’s mysterious illness. For its black-market cure, Sen serves the yakuza, becoming the killer he couldn’t in wartime. But the shark still beckons, promising retrieval of a fellow pilot’s fortune, if not a peaceful death.
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