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a-w-hill's picture
Oct.29.2009
Where I grew up, the leaves were nearly gone by Halloween, but the first pitiless blast of winter had yet to be felt. This always made October 31 a singular date. A neither/nor time, a turning time, as in "the turning of the year." An in-between time. A time when the door between this...
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Oct.29.2009
This time of year, I find myself getting excited. Something about the sudden chill in the air (or this year, the sudden deluge in the air!) gets me nostalgic for apple cider, pumpkin lattes, and Halloween costumes. I always enjoyed the dark trappings of the holiday.   But something happened a few...
sam-horn's picture
Oct.29.2009
  15 years ago, Rebecca Morgan was passing out candy to kids on Halloween when she had a better idea. Why not pass out books instead of Baby Ruths? An avid reader and many-time author of such non-fiction books as "Calming Upset Customers" which was featured on Oprah, Rebecca figured...
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Oct.29.2009
Costumes are an effective way to keep women out of religious life. You don't need Halloween to put on a hat, beard, skirt, and wave a stick, and establish yourself as a religious leader. Sad to say, the beard has to be real, so a woman can't put on, say, Groucho glasses with a mustache, and call...
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Oct.29.2009
Halloween, 2004 Living TV's Most Haunted investigated several farmhouses around Newchurch in Pendle in search of the ghosts of the Pendle Witches of 1612. Their team of ghost hunters not only claimed to have had a direct encounter with the Pendle Witch "coven" in an old house on Lower...
karen-denisse-celerio's picture
Oct.29.2009
He bites. The moment I flipped over to face the other side of the bed, he enveloped my thighs with his powerful arms and pulled me closer to him. He’s breathing softly right through my ear and the sensation electrifies my wholeness. The warmth of his body covering me like a blanket enthused me....
ron-lavalette's picture
Oct.28.2009
We used to trick or treat with a baggie and a shot glass. Once, I got lost at the next-door-neighbors, didn't make it back until Thanksgiving.
robert-read's picture
Oct.28.2009
  Mask: A horror story for Halloween.   “Timmy!” his mother called from the hall. “There’s a parcel in the post for you. I think it’s from your father. Come and see.” “Looks like it might be the young man’s birthday then,” said the postman. “Yes, Halloween and birthday...
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Oct.28.2009
The French have nothing to do with "Allowine", and are horrified by the way Americans waste all that good food--those delicious pumpkins!  Also, my students from other countries are mystified by the  obsession Americans seem to have with dressing up, and considering spirits from other...
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Oct.28.2009
 At twelve-years-old Halloween night meant freedom from the confines of my mother's watchful eye.  She was less than liberal with anything sweet preaching moderation long before it was fashionable. It was explained to me that things were done for me out of love which I smartly replied "Please...