Pearl HarborPearl Harbor2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Title: Pearl Harbor
Characters: America, Japan
Challenge: September 2012 Anniversary
Bonus Words: promise, loss, gain, time
Summary: America and Japan remember Pearl Harbor
America, at the sound of soft approaching footsteps, looked over his shoulder. He nodded; pleased Japan had kept his promise to help him remember the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. When the war had ended and all was said and done, the two countries had made a pact to remember together the horrors of war. When he had visited Japan to beg forgiveness and honor those who had survived the dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, his fellow country had vowed he would be there to commemorate those who had lost their lives in Pearl Harbor.
"I'm very sorry, America-san," Japan said softly.
"I know, Japan. Our bosses were caught up in the insanity of war and there was nothing we could do. I just hope they'll take the time to think things through, before we wind
World War 2: Pearl HarborWorld War 2: Pearl Harbor2 years ago in Settings More Like This
The Invasion of French Indochina
By August 1940 Japan was now ready for war. While it was still locked in a war against the Chinese, the Japanese were still confident for success. Japan's first aggression was against the French in their colony of Indochina. They thought it would be an easy target since they capitalized against France's defeat in Europe. The Japanese first seized control of the colony's airbases in the north. The Japanese saw a campaign against the French as a quick and easy expansion of its empire. A year later the Japanese invited the French commanders to a meeting and they wanted to negotiate an agreement that if they could use all the airbases in Indochina, they would not attack or hurt any French troops and citizens in the colony. When the French hesitated the Japanese invaded the entire colony and ruled over Indochina.
Japan felt the consequences of the invasion almost immediately. While conquering the colony and defeating the French troops was easy, the United St
Pearl HarborPearl Harbor2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
America walked into the small wooden Japanese house. He inhaled the scent of fresh flowers that fluttered through the breeze.
'So peaceful.' He though, a cough was heard behind. America turned his head and was met with the emotionless face of Japan. He smiled, but Japan didn't even acknowledge him
"Why did you halt my supply?" America frowned.
"Hu, I don-"
Japan snarled, "D
For PearlFor Pearl6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You see me every day and you are silent.
I fly proudly for the ones I loved and you do not care.
I was there when they bombed us. You ran.
I held my own at Iwo Jima in revenge. You watched.
I saw my beloved Arizona. You gazed as she fell.
I held my fighting soldiers. You swam away.
I fought for you in Okinawa and Midway. You wept.
I served them well on that morning. You understood.
I stood by your side, and you smiled at me.
I was held in your hands, and you caressed my face.
I am your brother, your sister, the one you hold most dear.
I am the one they fear, praise, hate, and love.
I leapt for my Utah, my Nevada, my Oklahoma.
You hold me high and I shall fly again.
My name is the Star-Spangled Banner and your honor is mine.
I hold your hand so we may die a beautiful death for Pearl.