THE LAST DRIVE-IN
A rumbling horde of cars and trucks turned into the crumbling Drive-In
on this solemn night. They’d grown up watching horror movies on its giant
screen, soaking in every gruesome sight until it was an unspoken part of who
they were. But times had changed and tonight would be the last night, the
death of a bloody ritual they loved. Wal-Mart was moving in and that was a
different kind of monster.
There were the usual scares, glowing like colossal nightmares in the dark.
When the movie was over, they drifted away like ghosts in the night. But they’d
decided to come back to the place where blood and guts had flowed every
night, and show the new owners what they’d learned about horror.