Cigarette

Cigarette

A Story by C. Jayne Johnson

He turned to me and said "That is going to kill you one day."

I looked up as the smoke danced in front of my face and replied "I'm trying to speed up the process."

© 2017 C. Jayne Johnson


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I know just how this situation is. How demanding and dangerous a single cigarette can be. One can get hooked so easily, yet they won't even care because every drag brings them more and more peace. Brings them down more, relaxing them, engulfing them with swirling, dancing smoke. I also loved your imagery here! Beautiful!

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Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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:) I love short stories
You have so much to tell

(Don't smoke too much :) )

Posted 4 Years Ago


I could have related to this 2 years back.. Smoking does seem an easy escape to drown yourself in your times of distress.. Though now I feel different, still I love the smell of smoke lol 😛
You have written this down nicely!

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Posted 4 Years Ago


Damn!
And that's what makes u freaking HOT - the bee of thoughts. U played very well with the enchantment of candescent words. Smoke kills people, bt it's ashes be what keeping u alive even if u envy the feelings of shattered heart. Brilliant. Loved reading ur poetry.

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Posted 5 Years Ago


DEEP...I Love the wry reply...as a former smoker I can relate. Nicely done.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


A cigarette is the only women that kisses me and then burns in my mouth.

Maybe I smoke because I wish to die as much as I want to live.

A hazard yet an addiction. You write wisdom.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is my thought process every time. I can picture this so easily with such little detail and it was an intelligent choice to make this vague, it makes it easier to relate to. Are you planning on expanding upon this or letting it stay as it is?

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Wow. I have to confess this made me laugh (in a bit of a cynical, sarcastic way). But it still does have that melancholy edge to it. I do enjoy a bit of snarkiness in poetry and literature, although it does make me sad to really feel that someone wants to end their life (which I can also relate to).

Nonetheless, it's still a well-written story, and just long enough to be effective. Nice job!

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Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

C. Jayne Johnson

7 Years Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed it, thank you for your review.
I like this short story. Sometimes the long death is more scary than the short one. You did a outstanding job with the story using minimum words. Thank you for sharing the excellent story.
Coyote

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Posted 7 Years Ago


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I know just how this situation is. How demanding and dangerous a single cigarette can be. One can get hooked so easily, yet they won't even care because every drag brings them more and more peace. Brings them down more, relaxing them, engulfing them with swirling, dancing smoke. I also loved your imagery here! Beautiful!

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Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is cool write and truly enjoyable...good job

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

C. Jayne Johnson

7 Years Ago

I appreciate it, thank you.

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Added on March 28, 2014
Last Updated on January 13, 2017
Tags: depression, smoking, cigarettes, stories, short stories, life, death, sadness

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C. Jayne Johnson
C. Jayne Johnson

Groningen , Netherlands



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I was born in the United States (have you ever heard of Missouri?) and when I was 21, I moved to the Netherlands. I have since fallen in love with the place and do not plan on leaving any time soon. I.. more..

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