“On the Nature of Addiction”

Published in Blink-Ink (June 2014).

On the Nature of Addiction

Hazel lights Kamel Reds but doesn’t smoke them, leaves them eroding in the ashtrays scattered in among her childhood memories, each one resting as if Gram is going to saunter into the room and pick it up, smile and wink as she inhales, the cherry glowing like a dying star.

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