Flash Fiction: Smoke

It was a cold winter’s night, and the smoky apparition craved dearly for a smoke.

Her gorgeous lifeless eyes fell upon a red neon sign reading: Tobacco Shop

Passing through the doors, she made her way right to the counter and placed her ruby earring on it.

“My good man, I would like a large packet of phantom cigarettes please and I am willing to exchange my earing for it.”

“We only serve the real deal here, my dear belated ma’am,” The old manager said.

“That is such a rude thing to say, spirits are the real deal too, you know,” Said the offended blue-eyed ghost.

“You can find those in the wine shop next to the apple orchard, ma’am,” The old man said conclusively.

(Phantom cigarettes are an Indian brand of candy cigarettes)



Word Count: 125


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  1. Super cute! I remember as a child we used to have a couple of different candy cigarette options, the hard sticks and the gum where you could blow the “smoke” out. I look back now and wonder what the adults were thinking but as a kid I loved em. Nice job on the story.

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      1. Oh, that is cruel that you had to miss out. I think I got my fix before doubt digits and didn’t need to even go after the real thing.

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      1. Actually epiphany treats,in Italy we have the stocking filled on the night of the 5th of January by a witch called Befana,she brings treats for good kids and carbon for the misbehaving ones.its a nice tradition😀

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      2. It is and they do a bonfire on that evening with the witch at the top .they shoot at her and burn it .Its a good wish ritual for the harvests of the new year.I wrote a post about it.its nice to see.

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  2. What a unique story. And yes, i remember and enjoyed candy cigarettes as a child and real ones as an adult. Thankfully, my ghost won’t be looking for Phantoms, as I quit long time ago. Spirits, however, hmmmmmm!

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  3. Delightful Six Sentence. Had me smiling all the way through 🙂
    I had all but forgotten about candy cigarettes! Talk about a blast from the past. I daresay, they would not be “politically correct” nowadays in a lot of places lol

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  4. A blue-eyed ghost and phantom cigarettes – LOL
    Good use of the prompt.
    On a more serious note, can you imagine dying with some kind of an addiction, only to still have the same desire but being unable to have the desires sated?

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