Oscars & Cigarettes

Jenna’s father was able to get all of the movies nominated for Best Picture on tape (VHS).  All of the girls in Brewster took turns watching the nominees over and over.  Once Oscar night came we all had our favorites and waded through the other awards to get to the end to see if we’d won.

“I want an Oscar.” I told Mel as we walked slowly back to our rooms after the show.

“I want a cigarette.”  I thought for a moment about how the two could be related and Jenna chimed in from behind us,

“I want both.”

I wondered if smoking a cigarette would feel as good as winning an Oscar.


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