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A Certain Flavor


Nicholas Galt

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Smashwords Edition

Previously Published in Offset 2005

Copyright 2011 Nicholas Galt

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A Certain Flavor

She hadn’t seen his smell before; it wasn’t an ordinary smell like burnt toast or jonquils. Not at all. It was more like eucalyptus and mothballs, homebrew and rollies. Champion Ruby, yes, she could smell Champion Ruby rolling tobacco on a Tally-Ho paper.

She was walking along Espy View, three streets up the hill from her own house. There were flowers blooming, including jonquils, and her nose made pictures in her head, pictures of an environment in the heat of the south end of the year. Though there was a fine line between relaxation and over exposure. She had seen the sun trickle people into the ocean for years; they were hunted seasonally by the yellow ball and made to march down the Ocean Road by their thousands.

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