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#Weeklywritingcontest All Hallows Eves Craig and Rachel MccArthy were married on Halloween. They lived in an older neighborhood. Craig worked the graveyard shift at the state penitentiary. Rachel had a few health problems. She worked from home stuffing envelopes. Every year on their anniversary they decorated their house and dressed up in costumes to frighten the kids that came to trick or treat. My wife and I were newlyweds when we moved on that block. Our backyard was adjacent to MccArthy's but was separated by an alley. It was in my yard where I met Craig for the first time. It was spring and I was eager to get a garden planted. Craig, in a loud voice said, "Good morning and welcome new neighbor." I was a bit startled but when I looked up I saw Craig. He was a middle aged clean cut man with a warm smile. I introduced myself. We exchanged a light conversation about who we were and what we did. 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