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The year is 1822, elder slave John Willie is being brutalized and then endures a most horrific humiliation. Throughout, he strives in great earnest to be stoic, to summon the strong spirit that has helped him to survive the ravages of slavery. During the process, he realizes that he has been “chosen,” to see visions 200 years into the future. It is the year 2022 and he is stunned by what he sees, images that terrify him more than what he is enduring at the moment. Finally, he breaks. Here's his story, a work of fiction with a message.