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Amanda Crum

Amanda Crum is a web journalist by day and an art student by night. Her first novel, “The Fireman’s Daughter”, was published by WritingRoom after she took third place in a writing contest, and since then she has written two more books and a book of short stories, which are all self-published. She cannot go a day without art or literature, or her daughter’s smile.

Story: Three Perfect Cigarettes


Lisa Rose

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This story makes you wonder. If you knew today was the last day of your life, what would you do? I would skip work and sit under a tree in the sunshine with sister and a pile of my favorite books, until the light was gone, inside and out. And just in case you're wondering... this story would be in the pile. Thank You!

Cok Robin

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Wow. A great story by a great author, I believe.


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Book lover

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Well, I am on day five of no cigarettes...I literally pinched myself to see if I was dreaming (Chantix does weird things) when this author used a cigarette as an analogy for life and death... The story is well written and especially sad for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer. There were somethings that the author dwelled on or described that I can't say I would have included in the story but...not my story. There was a bit much in the way of fluff or extra padding (like describing the hat on the clerk in the gas station)...not really sure why that was even thought of...what was that supposed to tell us? Anyhow, worth the read.


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Heartbreakingly wonderful!

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