I did this piece for the Weekly Alibi for Fourth of July, figured it could work for Canada Day for my blog! The article was about how New Mexicans want fireworks banned when there's a severe danger of fires, but lobbyists and some politicians are opposing this fairly commen-sensical idea. Who would've thought that the fireworks industry would have so much clout?
I decided to have some of the indigenous wildlife fleeing the conflagration (there's a subtle skull in the smoke!), with a startled pronghorn antelope standing in for Bambi.
Be careful out there, folks!