I just heard this today on Weekend America and it’s my new favorite Halloween story.

The authors had to write a Halloween story that was no more than 30 seconds long.

You can read it below or listen to it, but I recommend listening to it. I think poems and stories are better when you hear the author read them. But that’s just my humble opinion…

Listen: Audio version from WeekendAmerica.org or ignore me and read it here.

But I really recommend listening to it.

So here it is if you disagree with my opinion, if you’re a Luddite, or if the audio link doesn’t work (which should — I tested it). Just scroll down a little more…,

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Henderson felt the needle go into his forearm, and almost immediately, he tasted the drug on his tongue. And then he didn’t care about anything. The cold metal gurney? A featherbed. The screaming fellow down the hall? Birdsong. Suddenly he couldn’t wait to have his appendix out! The nurse smiled at him. “Relax,” she said, as she fitted the rubber mask over his nose and mouth. “You won’t even remember the triple bypass by the time you wake up.”

— David Rakoff

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