Just finished reading Seth Fried's "Frost Mountain Picnic Massacre," No. 124 from
One-Story. An allegory where civic officials organize an annual picnic where many
people are killed or maimed, yet the townspeople are goaded into attending year after
year for fear of not belonging or being seen as unpatriotic.
You can read more about the story on the One-Story website where the author discusses that the title is a rif on a Dylan song title.