the pearl

Halloween '97

"I'm sorry, Maureen...I was with them the whole time, and I don't know what happened, because Kevin was all right one minute, happily trick-or-treating in his werewolf costume, and then the next things went weird, and he bit Jordy! I am so sorry — he's usually not like that at all! I made him apologize and give Jordy half of his candy, but I think he might have broken the skin. I am really sorry about this, Maureen."

Maureen picked up her tear-streaked son in his homemade astronaut costume, checking the bite on his hand. "Poor baby..." she crooned.

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