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Ironic Smoke Signals by Spiritual Echo
100 Word Flash Fiction contest entry
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Triggered by the lights and sounds of fireworks exploding, each July I am reminded of a profound lesson dating back more than thirty years.

Semi-trailers lined the highway advertising fireworks. Though I'd already purchased a modest assortment, my twelve-year-old son begged me to stop to buy more. Trying to live on a budget, and frustrated by my son's careless attitude toward money, I pulled onto the shoulder of the road and launched into a full-fledged lecture on financial responsibility.

"I won't see my hard-earned money go up in smoke."

"Really?" he said. "Are you sure you don't want another cigarette?"

     

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