Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Berserk Killing

Michael Ryan will forever be remembered for committing the most despicable crimes. He earned his infamy by killing more than a dozen people within 15 minutes. He could not even spare his mother. He started by killing a other of two who had taken her children out for a picnic at a public place. As they ate lunch she noticed a man sitting in a car watching them eargerly. He started walking towards them carrying a gun and ordered her to put the children in the car before killing her, he then sped to a petrol station to refill his car he shot the attendant who was prying him but missed and his gun jammed later. having failed he sped home where he lived with his mum, put on a jacket and went to his car, fired 4 bullets at the car took a petrol can and set the house ablaze. Thereafter carrying 2 guns he walked along a footpath where he spotted 2 neighbours, a man and a woman and shot them dead, he also shot another neighbour who saw him and tried to hide, at a distance he shot a 14 year old girl. when his mum learned of what had happened, she ran after her son persuading him to stop this madness but instead he killed her too. After realising that he had killed his mum, he cried aloud and regreted saying that he did not mean to kill her, later on he shot himself where he was hiding from the police chase. in total, Ryan killed 17 people including himself and injured dozen others in about 15 minutes.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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  • The story describes a bad idea that will never work
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • The storyteller cannot remember when this story took place.
  • Location: Hungerford, Britain
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