Arbery: Drama and Fiction, Old and New

Smoke

August 14, 2020

Smoke by Martin Foreman

"This one has the scent of Araby, the sparkle of champagne, the mist of distant moors."

At a time when people could still smoke in bars, a group of office workers meet for a drink. On a table sits an abandoned pack of cigarettes; there's no harm in lighting one, is there?

A disturbing, haunting tale about the dangers of tobacco. 

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Martin Foreman's fiction ranges from real to fantastic, deeply serious to slyly comic, sensitive to offensive. See more of his work on martinforeman.com. Rosie Kernohan is a recent graduate from the Oxford School of Drama.

Image: adapted from wallpapersden.com

Sound: adapted from fesliyanstudios.com; freesfx.co.uk; zapsplat.com 

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