This story is for all those who have ever wanted to see President Obama in person but couldn't.
It tells what it was actually like to be there among the 50,000 or so other people that day, March 7, 2015, when the first black president of the United States of America came to speak at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
I was there, and I tell you what we had to go through to try to be as close as we could to the currently most powerful man in the world.
I was lucky enough to be able to make the trip.
As a writer, I want to share the experience with those who wanted to be there....
But couldn't be.
I hope you enjoy it.
(Will Bevis, Gadsden, Alabama, March 12, 2015)
About the author:
Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial "slice of life" stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it happens. His best-known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story "The Killing of Train-Man Brown". He has written over 100 stories, including "Then Her Wig Fell Off", "Let the Dog Drive", "Blackbird", "Supply and Demand", and many, many others. His first complete novel, Boogie: A Life with the Devil, is now available.