The Bubble of a Dream

Peter Bromka
37 min readNov 23, 2020

Selected for The Year’s Best Sports Writing 2021 collection

Photo by Jody Bailey

A dream doesn’t make a sound when it dies. With no reason to exclaim, the aspiration simply slips away with a sickening silence.

January 19th, 2020

Exhausted and stunned, I stumble forward reluctantly.