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September 2005, vol 1 no 2

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Stanford M. Forrester

Halloween 1974

When I was really little it was the costumes that made me look forward to Halloween. I could be Spider-Man, the Werewolf or countless other beings with super powers. As I got older it wasn't the costumes that attracted me to the holiday as much as the thought of being at a party with girls. The night offered more opportunities than most to actually kiss a girl, and in costume I was willing to take the chance.

spin the bottle—
every turn
I get myself



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