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Scary Moment
by Marvin Pinkis

"What was the scariest moment in your life?"

"I seem to have one every day."

"Pick one."

"It would have to be the time, the first time, they let me out of the playpen."


"The staff at the 'Extremely Unwanted Children's Home.'"

"How old were you?"

"Almost six."

"Was it a special occasion?"

"Well, yes, the Home was on fire. I was the last kid to be rescued. The firemen were just leaving."

"Any lasting effects?"

"I won't go near a playpen, Haven't for over thirty years. I guess someday I'll have to deal with it."

"Probably. It's hard to get through this vale of tears without playpens playing a vital role."