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.


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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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.
    Kirby Kendrick

  2. Priscilla Long says:

    Very nice!

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