A story by faculty member Lauren Groff appears at the New Yorker:
It is Halloween; she’d almost forgotten.
At the corner, a man is putting sand and tea-light candles into white paper bags.
He will later return with a lighter, filling the dark neighborhood with a glowing grid for the trick-or-treaters.
She wonders if it’s not hazardous to allow small uncoördinated people with polyester hems near so many flames.