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Halloween 2016: Bad Batman and Other Stories

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The Dark Knight Rises… And Tries to Steal All My Candy

This year for Halloween, I went to my dad’s house to do a load of laundry and pass out candy. I sat on a plastic chair on the front porch freezing my buns off, a tan Tupperware bowl filled with bite-sized chocolate bars perched on my lap. Dad remained indoors – where it was warm, I might add – working on his absentee ballot for the presidential election. He sat at the dining room table so he could watch the parade of costumed trick-or-treaters through the front window.Continue reading Halloween 2016: Bad Batman and Other Stories

Candy Corn

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candy cornA few weeks ago while I was at the pharmacy, I spotted a bag of Brach’s candy corn.  It contained regular candy corn, chocolate candy corn and candy corn pumpkins.  I was tempted. All the Halloween candy was out and this was a holiday classic.  You don’t need that, I thought to myself.  It’s mostly sugar.  But I wanted it. Badly.Continue reading Candy Corn

Black And Orange!

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jack o'lanternWhat do the colors black and orange remind you of?  Give up?Continue reading Black And Orange!

HALLOWEEN, by Violet & Suzanna

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Henry broke into an old abandoned house one night.  The only thing they found of him was his brand new flashlight.

 

Anna often dressed up as a cat.  She got into many fights for that.Continue reading HALLOWEEN, by Violet & Suzanna

Devil’s Night: A Detroit Cultural Phenomenon

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The night before Halloween is a region-specific phenomenon found only in the Detroit area. It is called Devil’s Night. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and Devil’s Night was (and still is) a time of extra vigilance for the police on the lookout for an upsurge in arson and other kinds of vandalism.Continue reading Devil’s Night: A Detroit Cultural Phenomenon

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