Free, Indiana

Free sample. That’s the drug dealer’s business model. Just remember that only the first one is on the house.

Free smells. The sandwich shop chain Jimmy John’s uses that as a slogan. However, every preteen boy knows that you should proceed with caution when someone offers you something to sniff.

Free anxiety. Welcome to social media. Even cable news charges to make you unhappy.

This sign on a backroad in Indiana had an ambiguous offer. My first thought was that it pertained to some kind of rural trope about rights without responsibility. Maybe free bullet wounds for trespassing?

I only stayed long enough for the photo. I guess that’s what was free.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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