James Matson - Mattie to his friends - has it bad. It's 1974 in Alabama, not the best time or place for a young gay guy to have a crush on his college football quarterback. But James can't help himself.
Randy Paxton is a football player with needs. His girlfriend isn't putting out, so he takes what he can get. A warm mouth is a warm mouth, after all.
And Daniel O'Malley has a crush too... on James. But James hardly gives him a second glance. What's a guy to do?
It's Halloween night, the time when the veil between this world and the next thins, and anything can happen. And tonight, something will happen, something that will change all three of their lives forever.
A very abbreviated version of this short short story originally appeared on the WROTE Halloween Podcast in 2015. This version has been extended.