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Old Flame by Sarah Freligh | Friday, July 01, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

July 1st, 2016

Episode 633 of 783 episodes

Decades after I quit, I still dream of lighting a cigarette and even in sleep feel my fingers curve to grip the filter tip of a Newport, recall the arc I traced, groove of hand to lip. Do I miss smoking or the girl who smoked, who tucked a buck in the pocket of her... Read more »

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