Short Story – ‘Tactical Brutality’

‘Anton, what are you doing?’ she asked in a hushed tone trying to defuse the situation.

‘This is your fault,’ he taunted, waving the gun randomly in the air, clicking the safety catch on and off continually.

‘Why do you always make me angry?  Are you scared?  You look scared; well don’t be, the gun is to kill myself, not you.’

If only I had that in writing, she thought to herself, petrified that he would change his mind as he brandished the gun in her direction.  ‘I didn’t intend to annoy you but you accuse me of things, scream and shout and just expect me not to react.’


Although I am from Africa I now reside in the U.K. with my family. I started my career as a teacher and have taught children in Primary and Secondary schools. I had a business, teaching computer skills to students of all ages. My company gave me invaluable experience in dealing with a diverse range of cultures. Our entire aim was that we taught our pupils the necessary skills and literacy but that they had fun learning!

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