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TITLE (EDIT)
The Battlefield Philosopher
DESCRIPTION
We all had that poster of Che Guevara on our walls. We all wanted to fight for the oppressed. One or two of us actually tried to turn the dream into reality. This story is for the people who are sorry they didn't go.
[3,702 words]
AUTHOR
David Gardiner
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
53-year-old former Belfast schoolteacher, satellite TV techie, Utopian dreamer, traveler, armchair anarchist, keen amateur diver, now working in the field of mental health. Living with partner and adopted 19-year-old daughter in London, UK. One published sci fi novel "SIRAT". Many short stories, different styles & subjects.
[April 2012]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
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The Lies Of Sleeping Dogs (Short Stories) History is the attempt that each generation makes to come to terms with its past. Personal history is no different, and no less painful. [4,992 words]
The Monkey-Trap (Short Stories) An ageing ex-Nazi receives a visit he has been waiting for since the end of the Second World War. [4,815 words]
READER'S REVIEWS (4)
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"Holy cow! That was a bit downbeat! Fantastic story though. Good story-line, believable characters, believable settings, nice format with bits of the past cutting-in to the present. Lovely writing technique. One of the best on this site! Hope it doesn't give me nightmares." -- Stan C, Leeds, UK.
"The opening to this story is exceptional. The arrival at the airport, maybe by chance, together with the introduction to the philosophy teacher, and then the introduction to philosophy itself is a fascinating combination. The journey from then on seems so realistic and the descriptions of the ride and the taxi driver were particularly vivid. The pace worked well with the journey. The story is indeed shocking, but for me, in a strange way not downbeat. I was lifted at the end by the teacher, who had previously said "question everything", wishing for the reality to remain unknown. This, for me anyway, said that his hope was with the young, unsullied students he had left behind.Thanks for this reading experience! " -- Wendy, UK.
"Excellent descriptive passages throughout with good character developement. An appropriately titled story that lead this reader into another time and place. A world where reality and philosophy merge, expanding and contracting until the stark naked truth is delivered with a knock out ending. So believable and well paced that it read more like a first person non-fiction. Good job!!! Looking forward to reading more from you. " -- Monte, USA.
"I enjoyed this short story, its realism, the way suspense builds up, slowly, matching the journey to the farmhouse and the ending in a way reminiscent of Che's death. Dreams die." -- Gérard Ducasse, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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© 2001 David Gardiner
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
July 2001
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