Monday, January 24, 2011


It was August when the rocket came in the mail. It was late September when he finished putting it together. The first weekend in October, he brought the rocket to the backyard, carefully sheltered the match he struck to light the fuse that he had cut too short, and, with a precipitous eruption of light and sound, he blew off his hand.

It was his first and last year trick-or-treating as Captain Hook.

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