5 Tales of Halloween Heartbreak

A conversation about growing up in the U.S. without celebrating national dress-up-and-get-free-candy day

Illustration by Addison Eaton

It’s too late for me. I’m almost 23 years old—long past the age where it’s appropriate. I have no kids of my own and I don’t particularly enjoy the company of children. So, in addition to going to prom, getting drunk on grad night, and loving Bruce Springsteen, it seems like I’ll have to add trick-or-treating to the long list of Great American traditions I will never experience.

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