There may be hope for me, I thought, rolling the smoke between my fingers. How different everything felt. The box, the stem, the lighter, the cig. I could sense the tobacco leaf inside the paper. Crunchy, resilient, it bounced back when you pressed it. I set fire to it and watched it burn and glow. I felt the smoke hit the lungs and exhaled at the top of my breath, I can breathe. Maybe I will last, after all, I thought, relaxing and getting used to myself again, taking drags. Aden looked worried, huh, I suppose they all did. I wish I could tell him…I still see things that turn me on. The barber shop cylinders have gone dark, the neon lights are lit, the end of the night far away, the dance floor naked and ugly without a dance. I paid the check and smiled.
– Trouble ’99
This is my book reading, Ame and the Tangy Energetic, which is the third in the Daughter of Darkness trilogy, which I self-published on Amazon.com (and can also be found on Goodreads.com)! Thanks for listening/watching and if you like what you heard, you can buy my books in paperback or ebook format on the aforementioned websites. Thank you! Katya Mills