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Beyond Halloween: Our On-going Use for Witches and Werewolves

-- By Anique Singer --

“Fairy tales are more than true—not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.” (G.K. Chesterton)

Halloween is scary. A coven of witches hang out randomly on a street corner. A zombie passing by in a taxi makes eye contact with you. Small (hopefully!) werewolves ring your doorbell and howl for candy. The fact that the streets crawl with monsters on the holiday specifically designated to be scary is no coincidence.


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