Following the teachings of non-violence by Dr. Martin Luther King, a low-down blues piano player befriends a white-farmer of the Klu Klux Klan at a truck stop gig in Maryland. His activism saves lives but destroys his family.
Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.
This story and thirty-two others are available online free for listening or reading, and download: https://www.storyinliteraryfiction.com/stories-novels
An Illustrated print version is available: Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles; 2000-2016
Music: “C-Jam Blues”