Gloria

Rated 4.63/5 based on 19 reviews
I’m dying, well that’s what I’ve been told. How has my life come to this: death, betrayal, friendship, love? Yes, love. I know it’s there somewhere, but I’m struggling to make sense of things. How can I, Oliver Beaton-Court, be here in this cabin, looking at my dead wife and holding an axe… Maybe Tom can give me the answers I need, or maybe there are no answers…
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About David Sartof

I was born in a small caravan in a field in the north of Scotland. After such an inauspicious yet somehow romantic introduction to life, I have gone on to do many things. I have served in the merchant marine, been a professional engineer, a military officer and an entrepreneur. I also have a PhD in management philosophy and can research the backside off most things! I now live, in North Yorkshire, England, with my wife and young son. Throughout my eclectic career, I have always written, believing fervently in the power of the written word, and I have previously published a non-fiction work with Palgrave Macmillan. I now bring together a set of rich experiences, a creative research-based outlook to plot construction, and a dash of essential seasoning, to bring you fiction such as River of Judgement, Gloria and now, Sarah! The latter two short stories being inspired by the writings of Anton Chekhov.

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sourav kothari reviewed on Oct. 16, 2015

nice but confusing
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Robert Shroud reviewed on Nov. 20, 2013

Liked this a lot.
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Stanley Willow reviewed on Nov. 9, 2013

Too much description not enough story.
May have been visualised very well in the authors mind but didn't come off to the reader.
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Faith Sumners reviewed on Oct. 2, 2012

Really enjoyed this short story
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Nicole Thornton reviewed on May 28, 2012

Really enjoyed this short story. Nice twist, story development and writing. Keep writing David. We always need good authors.
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j Go reviewed on April 30, 2012

The best short story I've read in a long time. Was also quite impressed with good grammar and language, something sorely lacking in many authors today.

Good character development and plot.

Early on I was fairly certain I understood Tom and his role in the story, and I wasn't disappointed. But I was still surprised at the ending and loved it!
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Larry Berkman reviewed on April 26, 2012

This was a great short story, with clever verse and tons of suspense. I loved the character of Oliver and the dilemma he found himself in. My only comment/constructive critique is that I feel the author spent so much time setting up the twist that, when it finally came, it was somewhat of a let-down. I guess I just expected a bigger bang. And I'm still not sure I quite understand the character of Tom. Regardless, this was a well-written story, worthy of reading, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Lynne Gale reviewed on Nov. 11, 2011

I think we all have times when we wonder where are we and what are we doing ..... well I do anyway. Really connected with poor Oliver. A great read with a brilliant twist!!
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Dustin Pendleton reviewed on Oct. 25, 2011

A great story.
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Tim Winner reviewed on Sep. 19, 2011

A very good read
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