While driving my mother to work we had a discussion on Osama bin Laden and our lack of television. We gave up cable television last summer and used my geek skills to hook up our desktop PC to the flat screen. Hulu.com and the major TV network websites provide us with all the programs we love. It’s cut down on the amount of television we watch, but there’s one drawback. When something big happens, we are in the dark. We did not see President Obama address the nation. We had no clue until I logged into Facebook this morning that anything groundbreaking had occurred. This was the inspiration for today’s story, an untitled piece of Twitter Fiction exactly 140 characters.

We freed ourselves. Then the bombs fell, lighting the sky, stripping the colors from the trees. Blindness shouldn’t be mistaken for freedom.