The Girl in the Window

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Illustration by Tim Bougger.

The Girl in the Window

by Michael J.P. Whitmer

Halloween was only delayed by the storm. With the thunder rumbling in the distance and the downfall turned drizzle, kids flooded the neighborhoods with treats and tricks on their minds.

Todd was in the latter group. He spent the start of his night sneaking sips of beer from his mom's costumed party guests. She had not noticed, pressed against a stranger in a Freddy sweater, when Todd left the apartment without saying where he was going.

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