Colom­biano

The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section - By Rusty Young

All Pe­dro Gu­tiér­rez cares about is fish­ing, play­ing pool and his girl­friend Camila’s prom­ise to sleep with him on his six­teenth birth­day. But his life is ripped apart when Guer­rilla sol­diers cal­lously ex­e­cute his fa­ther in front of him, and he and his mother are ban­ished from their farm.

Swear­ing vengeance against the five men re­spon­si­ble, Pe­dro, with his best friend Palillo, joins an il­le­gal Para­mil­i­tary group, where he is trained to fight, kill and crush any sign of weak­ness.

But as he de­scends into a world of un­speak­able vi­o­lence, Pe­dro must de­cide how far he is will­ing to go. Can he stop him­self be­fore he be­comes just as ruth­less as those he is hunt­ing? Or will his dark ob­ses­sion cost him all he loves?

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