If you want to know more about the Haibun Thinking challenge, then head here.. I have decided to use the postcard as the prompt for this story.
As children they would play together, they would play with their hoops; they would look for cars and carriages. At sixteen, they started exploring each other, and at twenty-one they married. They spent years together, with the turn of the century being a big time of their life. Their children came along at the turn of the century, and he became a sailor and rose through the ranks fast.
Tensions began to mount in the early nineteen-teens. His son would send a post card to him every week, and every week he would send one in return no matter where he was. He would always mention a landmark of the last port they visited.
His ship left England to head to the US. He never received his son’s last postcard
causing a catastrophic event
that saw the loss of millions
*The Lusitania was destroyed in 1915 plunging the US into World War I