Smoke and Mirrors

When my friend Lou sent me a piece about his first cigarette that he wrote for a writing exercise, I thought it would be fun to recall and record mine. The result is “The First Time,” which was published last week by one of my favorite blog/journals, Tell Us a Story. My story – which is true in spite of the “Flash Fiction” tag – is the second of two posted together, so link here and scroll down.

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About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," a monograph in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published in 2010 by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London. My personal essays have appeared and are forthcoming in numerous literary journals and can be followed on my blog: www.aliceloweblogs.wordpress.com.
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2 Responses to Smoke and Mirrors

  1. First Time…
    The story is told exactly like a teenager would be thinking & feeling. I could really jump into the situation.
    Terrific!
    Kirby Kendrick

  2. Priscilla Long says:

    Very nice!

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