This entry is a challenge, since there's not a lot I can say about so short a story without giving too much away. However, there is a message behind it that needs to be heard.
Too often in America, we take our freedoms for granted. We never imagine what it would be like to live without them, what it must be like for people in other countries who have to live with far more restrictions. What would happen if we lost some of our freedom, simply by our lack of appreciation for it, our unwillingness to stand up for it until it's too late? That, my friends, is the heart of "Smokescreen."