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The Worst Cigarette of All Time

Northern Alberta a wind howls through everything and in the corner of a smoke pit I lean against a chain link fence in the middle of a thunderstorm hearing the rain smack the pavement with zeal as it knocks the … Continue reading

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Terminal Romance

I’m sitting at a bus stop outside my building at 5 o’clock in the morning. Dawn is coming, and the newspaper delivery vans are cruising the streets and dropping off their bundles. I can’t find the courage to stand up … Continue reading

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Victorious in a Social Situation

Through the sprawl of Fernwood he walked through the land of free shit he strolled smoking a victory Pall Mall and thinking about how well everything had gone. With deftness he had handled that awful series of questions: “So what … Continue reading

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Two Meditations

Meditations For A Protracted Self-Destruction: Imagine the taste of ash. Imagine your brain is a piece of steel wool. Imagine cigarette smoke has ruined all the walls of your apartment. Maybe you should try yoga. Contemplate a burning down of … Continue reading

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A Piano Player

I’m sitting at the piano in a dive bar called The Silver Whistle. On the top of the instrument are a red lighter, and an empty scotch glass with 75 cents in dimes in it. I’m playing around among the … Continue reading

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Cigarettes Smoked After She Left

1. She had just left. He was sitting on a brick wall behind their building. He lit a cigarette and stared at an empty bottle of beer that was sitting in the gutter, covered in grass and spent butts and … Continue reading

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Pall Mall Menthol

Smoking a cheap Pall Mall menthol on a rainy night walk. It’s the kind of night that has been absent from a hot and miserable summer of too much dry air and the unending sound of spinning fan blades on … Continue reading

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