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Robert O'Reilly
Robert O'Reilly

Robert O'Reilly

I am educated in the Western Classical Tradition, B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in Latin and Greek, English major, one year at U. of Toronto, studied under Alain Renoir and Northrop Frye, read most classics full time for many years after university in French, English, Latin and Greek to the modern day. I am interested in the near future of technology, what changes it imposes upon our heritage and character as humans. Short stories and Essays are my medium.


The Farmer

25 Feb 2022 16 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Previous Chapter ...   confrontations Joe, his son Jeff and daughter Ann     The next morning Tom and I took a quick trip back to the farmhouse, determined to find the occupants. This time we had our Uzi’s slung on our backs, hidden by our gray j...

A Time for Action

24 Feb 2022 13 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Previous Chapter ...   Durham library as I found it. Word Press.com   Before leaving the barn, we moved Mira to the back seats lying down and threw some clothes over her to disguise her. She was fast asleep from the wine and food. We did the sam...

Emptiness

23 Feb 2022 28 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

          Previous Chapter ...       Farms downtown. FCE-Brassicas That evening I spent with the doctors and scientists. They ate together. They wanted to hear about my house and farm so hidden away and they were surprised I enjoyed in a higher stat...

The Truth comes out

21 Feb 2022 17 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...     Breakfast in bed. Dreamstime.jpg   The next morning an orderly knocked softly on our door with a tray of food. I was surprised there were fruits, a bagel of sorts, tea and juice and a rose. There was one egg but no bacon o...

The New World Order

10 Feb 2022 24 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...   Asleep and Safe in Army Base Manchester Plans to dreams. Healthinfini.png798.jpg The rest of that afternoon I spent stocking up the jeep, with food, guns, gasoline and a few spare cans of it, packed neatly in the back, until...

The battle explained

25 Jan 2022 11 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...   Nancy’s leg and hard choices.   Fatalities The next morning, in the common room, the old lady was dead, blood all over her stomach and hips. We figured this was was bound to happen and as Nancy had said there was nothing we...

Shoot-out

16 Jan 2022 21 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...   Nancy is taken. Too Brave, my Savior once again. Free-pick 163305-21794.jpg The two trucks quickly backed away, out of sight. This gave me time to run back to the house. They left their companion on the ground where he lay,...

Staying put

13 Jan 2022 10 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...   Jane, downloading files. IMG-2592.jpg These strange developments baffled us all. There was little warning of it, beyond the growing popularity of the televangelists on tv. But most Americans cared little for religion and thi...

Armageddon

12 Jan 2022 13 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...       To the coast. Vox 72499026.0.0.jpg When the police rounded up those in town, in late August, they couldn't be bothered with the families scattered in the rural areas. They didn't have the time or the numbers. It was a rus...

The Pandemic Returns, chapter seven

12 Jan 2022 14 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...     Happy to be home. Late in September there was a report of a few deaths in Kenya from an unknown disease. An international team of ten doctors was sent, but it was near the border of Kenya and The Democratic Republic of Con...