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It's apple pie and apple cider; it's spicy chai and craft store. It's a touch of evergreen and the crisp scent of falling leaves, and it's the heady scent of fireplace smoke as people pull out the blocks of wood for the first time since winter.
It's butternut squash ravioli in restaurants, and fresh apples at the farmers' market. It's the dust of the State Fair and the sticky sweetness of Halloween, the savory roast turkey of Thanksgiving and peppermint of early winter.
I'm no fan of the cold--I wave goodbye to summer with tears in my eyes--but fall does smell good.
What do you like (or hate) about fall? What do your characters like (or hate) about fall?