The image is from the New York Public Library at Unsplash.com.
Liberty Theatre used to be a place where we could go to forget about our troubles. First there were the Nicklodean silents, then the talkies, and with the electronic age came digital film and special effects. No matter the media, we could lose ourselves in the story.
Once in awhile movies came along that faced the truth. Movies like “Brazil,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Mississippi Burning,” and “The Free State of Jones.”
Last summer Liberty Theatre burned down, caught in the path of the wildfires that are eating up our state. The dustbowls came afterwards. Those whose forefathers went as far west as they could are getting into their SUVs and driving east. They will stop somewhere between here and the wildfires in the east headed this way.
Fandango is the host of Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Fandango says:
Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.