Writing 101 – Day 13 – Editing with a Scalpel – or – Peppermint is the New Menthol

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHe tips the ashtray. Stale butts roll out like coffin dowels. Funny, they smell so damn good, when first lit. Breaking the chains of that sweet, seductive addiction requires a resolute chisel, one forged by her newborn eyes. He plunders confections until foil fills the ashtray.

Peppermint is his menthol now.