Flower, Back to Root (Satori 1) by David Rees-Thomas
Approx. 5,730 words.
Published on July 23, 2011.
This short is the first in a series of stories about a young Japanese woman named Satori.
It follows her struggles in a near future Japan where her home town of Osaka has been destroyed and quarantined.
She is forced to reconsider many of the truths she once held dear.
She has also heard rumors that her brother may yet be alive...
The story runs to about 5500 words