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A Man and his Life

In the lives of those whose memories are cradled in destruction comes a time when such memories are forgotten and the passage of time brings a new birth and such things become distant. One such story shall never be forgotten, whether through time or generations.His name was Fernando and this is his story. The red sun cut slowly like a dull knife across the snow covered mountains of his life.His name is Fernando, he's from the town below. He escaped to these mountains ten years ago after soldiers from the Mexican Army raped and murdered his wife.Her name was Annamaria, she taught school in the town. For many years he has fought in these mountains and now finds himself alone except for his son Ricardo who was nine when they left. Resting in pain from a bullet that struck him in the back, he lays against a snow covered rock praying to stay awake, afraid he is going to die from loss of blood or shock.It's Ricardo who stayed while the others left and now wipes the blood from his face. As the night turns cold Fernando tells Ricardo to leave and save himself, so he can continue the fight. Fernando's thoughts flash to the many years spent killing as many soldiers he could find.Stealing their gold or personal riches, giving them to the people of his home town. He relives the last moments his wife was alive before she was raped and murdered.The last touch of her blood coated face the blood soaked hair, the way her last breath felt as she died in his arms. The rage he felt as he killed the three soldiers who had done this terrible thing to his beloved Annamaria. The rising sun awakens him from his thoughts and begins to warm his flesh.It's the last thing he ever saw, a crack from a rifle sent a bullet through his skull, causing his death.The soldiers who had killed him left him for the wolves.He is free now to wander eternity with Annamaria.As for Ricardo, he slipped away into the night to continue the fight.His cries of anger will be heard for years through out the mountains and every so often a donkey will wander into the town filled with gold and riches, no one spoke of this to anyone outside the town. 1/22/17 Contest form E- Epic

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Date: 1/25/2017 4:45:00 AM
This was an amazing write. It kept me hanging on every word. I actually liked the way it ended so that he could be together with his wife, tho sad that his son was left an orphan. Congratulations on your well deserved first placement Frederic. Excellent! ; ) 7
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Date: 1/24/2017 7:15:00 PM
Congrats, Frederic on your Epic epic!
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Date: 1/24/2017 5:08:00 PM
WoW! Federic, you have penned an epic story indeed. It was powerful and moving, I could picture it all in mind. Congratulations on your 1st place win. It was most definitely well deserved. A without a doubt seven- Alexis
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