I know the title really doesn’t have much to do with the photo prompt today, but the picture was uninspiring to both AJ and I so we asked AJ’s best friend and she said “Spanish vacation! Cuban cigars! somewhere tropical”.  Those were the things that sprang to mind.

And so thus is our prompt about “Cuban cigars” or in my case my extreme dislike of smoking.  Specifically the smell of smoke from tobacco or anything really.

I’m a fire-starter and I generally smell like a campfire which is good for me because I don’t notice the burning wood smell so much.  But throw in anything else that burns and I’m not a fan.  Ironic yes?

See I remember being 5 and plunging my face into my mother’s jeans and all she smelled like was dirt and tobacco smoke.  I’ve since come to realize it wasn’t dirt but patchouli oil my mother smelled like.  Needless to say the two were off putting and added to my fear.

Smell is a key trigger for me?  Fear is triggered by scents.  Happiness by scents.  Things send me off easily I hate people who wear tons of cologne and perfume.  But I’ve learned to deal with most of it.  So smoking is one of those things that trigger fear.  But again I can’t let that fear make me inactive I try anyway.

I don’t smoke, have never smoked and don’t plan on ever starting.  Last thing I need is to make myself afraid all the time.

My name is Nox Sétanta. I am first and foremost a fictional character escaped from the mind of my creator AJ. In layman's terms I'm a magic wielding monster hunter born to my human mother and my Venatori father.

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