Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day Two Hundred-Three:"The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty


A sniper searches out his target and finds great joy in the hunt and ultimate kill...only to realize by story's end that the person he has killed is his own brother.

The point at which the sniper realizes this, after risking his own safety in order to discover the identity of the dead person, is both startling and appropriate. Sometimes looks can be deceiving and you never know what is waiting for you if you take that shot.

A link to the story online can be found here:

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