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78. The Cigarette
He poured some soda into a glass. The
rose in the glass. He looked at the
. He listened to the bubbles. He dropped a
of ice cubes into the glass. The ice
floated to the top. He waited until the
cubes got a little smaller. He took a
of the soda. It was nice and cold.
put the glass on the table. He put
ashtray on the table. He took a cigarette
of the Marlboro box. He tapped the cigarette
couple of times. He put the cigarette in
mouth. He tore a match out of the
. He closed the matchbook. He lit the match.
moved the match to the end of the
. He inhaled. Smoke entered his mouth. He inhaled
. Smoke went into his lungs. He took the
out of his mouth. He exhaled. A big
of smoke filled the dining room. He watched
smoke disappear. He put the cigarette in his
again, and inhaled. It felt so good. He
so relaxed. His wife came out of the
. “Open the windows,” she yelled. “You’re stinking up