Trick or Treat Summary
Padgett Powell

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Trick or Treat Summary

“Trick or Treat,” a short story by Padgett Powell, originally appeared in Harper’s magazine in November 1993 and later was included in the author’s collection of short stories, Aliens of Affection (1998). “Trick or Treat” is a brief glimpse into the life of a frustrated and lonely housewife, Mrs. Hollingsworth, who allows herself to be seduced by a smart-mouthed twelve-year-old boy named Jimmy Teeth. Mrs. Hollingsworth is...

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