Short dystopian science fiction story of a group of people scheduled to be executed, not because they did anything wrong, but because they are carriers of a fatal flu....
|Title||:||down from the mountain|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||8 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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down from the mountain Reviews
This compelling alternative fictional short story "Down From The Mountain" is authored by Florence Witkop, and was previously published in "The Talking Stick" (1998). Many thanks for the e-ARC for the purpose of this review.A selected group of infected persons with a deadly flu virus were taken prisoners by guards and driven up a mountain (in a severe blizzard) from an unnamed community to be executed to save the general population from being exposed the virus. When some of the people escape from the truck, the guards don't pursue thinking the blizzard will kill their "prisoners" naturally, doing their gruesome task for them.A surprising unexpected thing happens in this story that allows hope for the escapees. They band together, knowing if they are seen, discovered in any way or attempt to return to the town from where they came they will be executed by armed guards. Yet, they are resourceful and come up with ideas that could possibly save their lives. Readers will not be disappointed with this thought provoking theme and unique storyline.
I enjoyed writing this story. Don't know why, the beginning isn't very uplifting and the ending is good or bad depending on how you look at it. Still, I like the story and the characters and the idea and I hope you do too.
A solid short story with a good premise and good writing. I would hope I would be a good person in the circumstances, and do the right thing.However, at only 8 pages, it's not worth the regular $0.99 price.
Kindle short. OK
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