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6:17 p.m. on Halloween

Jill - Lakewood, Colorado
Entered on April 29, 2009

It was 6:17 p.m. on Halloween, after a sugar-infused afternoon of costume contests, pumpkin carving and scary stories. All the other kids were long gone, out trick-or-treating with their parents. Only two boys were left, 17 minutes after the daycare technically closed. They didn’t even…