The Hardest Word

The Hardest Word

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9,731 words (≈ 39 minutes)

Does the banking crisis make you feel angry, frustrated and powerless? Perhaps it’s time you did something about that feeling. You could, for example, kidnap a banker. On second thoughts, don’t do that - try reading this short story instead. "[A] fast-moving, tense and compelling drama" (Tom Lichtenberg).

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Paul_Samael (5 books)
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:31:16 +0200

Thanks Michael - really appreciate your comment (and apologies for my tardy response). It's been interesting to watch how the whole banks thing has played out, especially more recently. I wrote this story towards the end of 2011, partly because I was surprised that people didn't seem to be angrier about what's happened. But more recently, there does seem to have been a kind of delayed public reaction to the way banks have behaved (not that my story had anything much to do with that - but I hope… (more)

michaelgraeme (23 books)
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:36:50 +0200

Another good read Paul, a story of our times for sure. Left a bitter taste. Spot on.



Book Details  

Language: English

Written in: 2011

Published: 2012-05-17

Word count: 9,731 words (≈ 39 minutes)

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Paul Samael lives in the UK. He is the author of a novel ("In the future this will not be necessary") and several short stories, all of which are available free of charge on Feedbooks. He also reviews free fiction by other self-published authors here:

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