Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mag 149 — they quit smoking



        They began the year fully convinced that, in one another, each had discovered the most smoking hot lover imaginable. This was too good to ever cool down, let alone die out. They would not let anyone or anything tamp down these flames of love that grew from simple soft embers of friendship. They knew one another for so long, so very well, that they considered themselves their own brand, their own creation. They had taken their time, slowly drawing one another out from the darkness that each knew independently, until each glowed in the presence of the other. Unfortunately, by the end of the year, after having filtered reality from their lives and living in the haze of their peculiar fantasy world, they were like ash representations of their former selves, and the butt of jokes for everyone else.


Written for The Mag: Mag 149 that inspired with the above photo prompt (image by R.A.D. Stainforth).

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14 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Hmmf. I want them to have a happy ending. And that ashtray is just nasty.

Tell it againnnnnnn, Aunt Lydia, and tell it RIGHT this time!!! ;-)

Yvonne Osborne said...

I like this! The butt jokes for everyone else. But the butts don't care!

Theresa Milstein said...

Loved your metaphors here.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Clever write.

As to the butts not caring...

Anna :o]

Helen said...

How perfect is this? On a scale of 1-10, a 10++!

Happy New Year

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely written and thanks for sharing

Kathe W. said...

love all the double entendres!
Happy New Year!

Roxana said...

it is marvelously written, and so witty!

my heart is split in two, i understand them so well but then i fear this ending is inevitable :-(
why must it be so?

happy new year, dear Lydia!

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

very clever use of language throughout, there's no smoke without fire...

Kutamun said...

Perhaps plain packaging would help ?, we have just introduced it here in Australia !

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Lydia said...

Fireblossom~ Sorry, dear, but that is the way Aunt Lydia remembers the story. Or so she thinks anyway.:)

Yvonne~ Those butts...ish, they made me sick to look at, especially since I used to smoke.

Theresa~ Thank you!

hyperCRYPTICal~ They don't matter in the end, Anna!

Helen~ Aw, thanks and I apologize for taking a week to reply to these comments. :(

Wayne~ Thank you and thanks for being here.

Kathe~ Ori made me write them. ^.^

Roxana~ Happy New Year to you, and I so look forward to another year of your creative magic. xo

Pixies~ Thanks, and you are right about the smoke/fire!

Kutumun~ That is interesting. I wonder if the product is cheaper in plain packaging?!

Tess Kincaid said...

Clever write...but I always want the romance to last...

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