a self-published book on how to quit smoking By Bogdan Dragos

That did it
He was tired of coming home from work
and finding
a fucking book on the table
instead of food

but the book was also on his
pillow when he went to bed

on the toilet tank

in the garage

in the shed behind the house

and on the dashboard of his goddamn car

He had enough of it

And one day he told her
he had enough of it and enough of her
It was time to break up
this wasn't going to work

He was not going to quit smoking
and she was not going to quit nagging him
to read her book on quitting smoking

"I won't marry you until you're 101 days clean,"
she'd said

He smoked a pack and a half a day

It was time to break up
and, gods, she didn't take it lightly

In that morning he left her alone to collect
all her stuff from his house and be gone
by the time he returned

She was indeed gone by the time he returned
and took nothing more than what belonged to
her and even left something behind
Her self-published book on how to quit smoking,
what else?

He sighed
picked it up from the coffee table
looked it over
sat on the couch
put a cigarette between his lips and
when he lit it the house blew up

Perhaps a big moral in the book was to
always check the gas after a
breakup

but it was too late now

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  1. Sami dice:

    whaaat, I did not expect that at all. Lesson learnt when we break up..never light a cigarette in the house.

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    1. That’s right (▔▀ ‿ ▀ )ლ ▂▂⌇

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  2. You do come up with some novel ideas…..I was not surprised….keep those sort of endings coming

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    1. Thanks! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
      One day I hope to turn a few of those poems into novels too…

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      1. Yes, I could see the possibility. You could even do a serious one on how to stop smoking without being blown up and save your marriage. Would be a winner…….

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  3. I did not see that kind of end coming!

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    1. Neither did the guy when he lit his last cigarette :))

      (̅_̅_̅_̅(̅_̅_̅_̅_̅_̅_̅_̅_̅̅_̅()ڪے~ …RIP

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  4. spwilcen dice:

    Took me a while to navigate to the whole of it. I am dense or the interconnection of sites is unduly arcane. Worth the trouble, tough. Well done.

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    1. Wow, big thanks! To know that someone didn’t just click away when it didn’t work the first time is truly a compliment among compliments for me.
      And I sure am glad to know it was worth it! (=•́ܫ•̀=)

      Thank you! 🙂

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  5. A Hoy dice:

    “Pop” and done! It was so casual, it felt natural. Great one!

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    1. That’s what I always aim for 🙂

      Thank you! (・◡・)

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  6. Terveen Gill dice:

    That was a big bang indeed! HAHA! You writing evokes nervous laughter. An awesome one! 🙂

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    1. Every man dreams of going out with a bang.
      His dream came true :))

      (T.N.T()–✹

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  7. That was an excellent ending, total shock, but totally ‘just right’!

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    1. Big thanks for checking it out!
      *⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂*

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  8. Well, I didn’t see that coming! Love that twist of fate.

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    1. ˭̡̞(◞⁎˃ᆺ˂)◞*✰ Sometimes we live life with a bomb right under our noses and simply don’t see it until it’s too late…

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