“What is it, Mama?” the boy asked as they walked down the sidewalk with the great wheel looming in front of them.
“We don’t know, son. Some say it’s our Great Escape to another world since we can’t drink our water here anymore. More people are sick from poisoning from pollution.”
The citizens were gathering around the wheel, which seemed to be slightly vibrating. Some were afraid. Most seemed relieved. They had received leaflets dropped from the sky.
“But where are we going?” the boy asked.
His mother told him she didn’t know. She hoped to a safe, clean place.
Photo credit to Jennifer Pendergast