The Tear: A Short Story by Adam Toporek

The Tear

Story Type: Short Story
Publication Date: July 26, 2022
Available Format(s): Kindle

A fallen leader. A revolution at a turning point. A moment of weakness.

Set in the fictional Latin American country of Chipuelta during the late Seventies, The Tear tells the tale of a revolutionary leader at a crossroads, wanting to see the revolution he had fought for his whole life come to fruition and despairing what happens when it does.

Steeped in the cycles of history, The Tear looks at the intersection of political power and political mythology, at the juxtaposition of revolutions conceived in idealism and affected in blood.

The Tear is a quick punch to the gut that makes us ask the question: Even when we learn the lessons of history, are we still doomed to repeat them?