La Riposte

Seven Lives to Repay Our Country

This short story of 3300 words was originally written in 2007, and published in 2011. It explores the human reaction to impossible circumstances through the eyes of a pair of young Japanese soldiers on the embattled island of Saipan, and this edition contains the author's notes on the historical and fictional influences that drove the story.

Reviewers write: "Seven Lives to Repay Our Country has an absurdist feel with a real life twist. I patiently waited and secretly wanted the characters to scream out that they were waiting for Godot."

You can view the trailer here, or read a sample of the story here.

This story is available for 99 cents exclusively on Amazon, and proceeds will go to benefit the KONY2012 campaign.