He flicked the butt, still glowing, out of the car’s open window. A jogger or dog walker would stamp it out in due course.
He filled his lungs, checking his bank account with a smile. He expected more ceremony, more import to his last ciggie.
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Definitely a good choice of an object to lose! I hope your fictional character quits successfully!
I agree! Though my character is nonfictional. He’s working on it.
Ahhh this reminds me of my last cig! I hope he can do it. It sure is tough but well worth it in the end.
Cold Turkey, that’s going to be tough. The fact that he isn’t thinking about that has me see some wake up calls for him. Particularly if he has formed some habits like taking a drag at a stop light. Drama!
Living without tobacco? Hope it lasts. For a reason I can’t quite put my finger on, the repeated ‘he’s jarred a little. Weird.
The “shrugged” makes me think he’s not too concerned about actually quitting, but that seems to fit in well with his careless attitude in the rest of the piece. He’d certainly be better off if he stuck it out, but I can’t say I’m optimistic for him, haha!
This piece reminds me of my dad, Asha. He quit smoking cold turkey. I hope your MC succeeds!