Cigarettes and Other Vices by Danielle Diaz

The following is a featured 100-word story from the December Writing Challenge.


I stand on the balcony of my hotel room, taking in the crisp December air as I smoke my morning cigarette. I watch the clouds, remembering your quivering lips when I told you that I no longer smoke, but you knew otherwise.

It has caused me to lose you, my love, something I’d much rather have than any amount of cigarette smoke I could bear to fill my lungs with. But now that you’re gone, all I can do to help myself forget of the burden of your absence is yet another hit of this burning little white killing machine.




Danielle Diaz
Germ Magazine guest author
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.



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