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Emilano Zapata’s Eyes

Flash fiction

Emiliano Zapata’s Eyes. Photo © Copyright Jim Latham 2021.

One hundred and two years after his death, Emiliano Zapata’s eyes stare out at me from a mural on a wall in Oaxaca de Juarez. Paint flakes away from paint, plaster separates from adobe, but Zapata’s eyes do not waver.

Zapata himself did not waver in his lifelong struggle to bring land and liberty to Mexico’s peasants. For his forty years of devotion to justice, Zapata was…




microfiction (<250 words), flash (250 to 1000), lots of 100- and 50-word stories

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