The featured story for 30th November 2011 is brought to you by [Akayume] (author and nominator).
"My dad offered to take me out to buy a pack of smokes today.
It sort of took me by surprise. He said, “John. You’re a man now. And real men smoke.”
I responded with, “And real men get lung cancer dad. Thanks, but… No thanks.” His eyes got kind of sad, and he sighed, settled back into his beat-up lazy boy recliner, and went back to watching boxing on TV. I think he’s disappointed in me."
[Akayume] tells a bittersweet story with beautiful imagery and a small-town atmosphere. We hope you enjoy this feature!
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Date: 2011-11-30 01:27:26
Featured story #: 34