The Last One on the Run

A Novelette

Fiction - Dystopia
98 Pages
Reviewed on 06/24/2020
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

The Governor initiates an order to remove the homeless from the streets of San Francisco, and now there is only one man left to catch in the fascinating short story, The Last One On The Run (A Novelette) by Don Daglow. Citizens Support Patrol is cleaning up the city streets by rounding up the homeless and busing them to a location far away. Removing the thieves and bullies is an improvement, but when the Citizens Support Patrol starts taking families that live in RVs, they have gone too far.

Once a very successful copywriter, Will takes a stand for those who are down on their luck. Using his smarts and the skills he developed over the years, he mentors those who are not making enough money to have a home. Teaching them how to appear self-sufficient until they really are, Will remains anonymous. However, his efforts seem futile as his last student joins the Citizens Support Patrol in their hunt for him. Plotting to set the Governor straight, Will has two days to prepare. With a city-wide search in progress, can Will evade the Patrol long enough to put his plan in action?

The Last One On The Run (A Novelette) by Don Daglow is a remarkable and thought-provoking allegory dramatizing a fictional political agenda. Quixotic and courageous, Will's character is admirable and quite likable. Although it may seem a little exaggerated, the story does make an interesting point. Flawlessly written, it is an engaging and intriguing short story that will entertain everyone who enjoys a hero standing up for a cause.