People with intellectual disabilities were viewed differently in the early 1960s than they are today. Lack of understanding engendered fear. I wrote a short story, Picnic, about this a few years ago. It’s based very loosely (as is so much of my fiction) on real events. I’ve tried to get it published, but the magazines I’ve submitted it to seem unwilling to take the risk. So I’m putting it up here for you to read.