The Ram

by Lana Guzman

Book Cover: The School Tales
ISBN: 978-1-990070-79-2

This is the first short story of a collection of fictional accounts about different people of different ages co-living and, at times, co-surviving, side-by-side in formal educational settings. This story is about two children who find themselves in an unprovoked stand-off against each other on a regular school day.

Publisher: Noble Gray PRESS

Nobody, except probably for his classmates, knew The Ram's name. He was a secondary school student, probably about fourteen years of age. He was an average child in every way: an average-build, average height, average mental capacity. The only thing that was above-average in him was his aggression. He was probably regularly beaten by his own parents, maybe by his classmates, maybe even by teachers at school on an occasion or two. That built-up aggression inside him was looking for a way out. It probably was finding its way out in things he broke and immediately got punished for that. As a result of the latter, the anger would only build up more inside him.

About the Author

I hold a Master of Business Administration degree from HEC Montreal. I also hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. I hold a Specialist in Finance degree and a Bachelor degree in Economics from Russian Plekhanov University of Economics in Moscow, Russia. I worked for multinationals and a start-up doing market research and business development. For the past 11 years, I have been doing applied business and academic research in a number of diverse fields. I write, co-write, ghost write full-length professional books, as well as short fiction. I translate from and to English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian. I can also work with texts in Portuguese and Afrikaans.