Title: The Journey Begins
Word count: 150 words
For many years Kaito trained with Sensei Matsuda. At first, he was only allowed to sweep paths and clean the stones under the benches of litter. Once, he gained Sensei’s disapproval for walking past a twig on the stones without retrieving it. He never failed again. Kaito never touched the treasures on the benches.
He wished to learn. Now Sensei allowed him to create little works. Kaito hoped they would become new treasures. Perhaps, one day Sensei would grant him permission to care for all of them.
Early one morning, Sensei Matsuda announced they would embark on a journey. He and the other deshi packed supplies as instructed and they started out. The trip was long. Even though he was young, he had difficulty keeping up with Sensei. Head down, Kaito marched. At last they arrived and Kaito looked up and marveled. They had entered the land of the bonsai.
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Jo Hawk The Writer