I have had many ask what the inspiration was to start the Kristy and the Barnett Family stories. Was it a family I once knew? Was Kristy a girl from my past? Just what made me decide to sit down and start the writing Kristy's smoking journey.
Well to be truthful it was none of the above. It was actually a pair if smoking pictures I found years ago. I will share the pictures with you. I wish there were more than just these two candida but I have never stumbled across any more. In the two pictures Kristy is the girl in the red soccer hoodie while Devin from the stories is the friend in the second picture. Enjoy!
After I went off to college I ran back into Kim a few years later at a local bar on the patio. She must have been about 20-21 by then. We said our hellos and she sat with her friends at another table while I sat with my friends about 20 feet away. She must have smoked 5 cigarettes over the course of two hours and I was able to observe. A truly beautiful smoker. Long drags. She smoked exactly like I have Kim smoke in the stories. One of the rare smoking beauties who inhales to her toes. Then holds the smoke before a wonderful cone exhale.
So there you have it. The inspirations for Kristy & The Barnett Family Smoking stories!