Dirty

John Affleck
6 min readAug 14, 2016

By John Affleck

It’s about this time my criminal career starts. I’m 11. It’s an October like any other — the snow hasn’t stuck yet. But Halloween is different this year. When we were little kids, it was all treats and costumes. Now, the way the cool kids talk about it at school and Pop Warner practice, Halloween is all about tricks, about messing with people. The guys boast about things I never heard of before. How they ambushed cute girls last year…

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