August 1963 by Randy Zuniga

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Martin Luther King unpacks his suitcase on an overnight train to Washington. As he
reads over his speech, his eyes meet in the mirror, seeing the reflection of the sunny window,
suddenly darkening. He examines himself once more, exhaling deeply, “There is a light at the
end of this tunnel. Fifty-seven years from now, I imagine people of all races and religions
gathering in the streets arm in arm. There will be so much love that they will be choking and
saying… ‘I can’t breathe…’” His smile beams, but the window is still black… “A man can dream,
can’t he?”

Randy Zuniga

Randy Zuniga has previously been published in Storgy with short stories GOODBYE and SUICIDE 101 along with pieces published in Boston Literary Magazine and LA SPORTIVA: Open Up Some Awesome Vol. 3. He has a movie, The Window, that he wrote and is currently in post production.

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