The Shot, a short story written in Hemingway’s later life and published in True Magazine in April 1951, was all but lost to history. That is until a determined teacher, after an exhaustive search, found it on eBay.
He has transcribed the text and made it available free on his blog.
Another blogger discusses the short story in a critical essay on the popular belief that Hemingway and Fidel Castro were friends.
The Hemingway story “The Shot,” as pointed out previously by others, has hallmark descriptions of killings attributed to Fidel Castro.This short story seems to be amalgamation of several of these killings certainly including that of Manuel (Manolo) Castro del Campo, a government official unrelated to Fidel Castro Ruz, and probably that of Oscar Fernández Caral. Fernández Caral, who had proclaimed himself as witness to the Manolo Castro murder was promptly murdered by Castro and his colleagues.