2018 FlashBack Fiction Microfiction Competition
by Gaynor Jones
She scoops a clump of dirt-brown tobacco from the barrel and tries not to think of gunpowder. She pinches the right amount, packs it into the paper and tries not to think of them, dozens of them – him included – crammed into tunnels and trenches. She rolls the cylinder on her thigh and tries not to think of his hand. She lifts the paper to her lips, licks the edge and tries not to think of his tongue. She raises the cigarette to eye level, inspects the edges, and tries not to think of smoke.
Gaynor Jones is an award-winning short fiction writer based in Manchester, U.K. Find her online at www.jonzeywriter.com.