I LOVE THE SMELL OF SMOKE IN THE MORNING by Dave Patton

£4.00

A man thinks back on his life as a Firefighter in the aftermath of a tragedy. He suffers a sudden flashback to a fire from many years ago where three young kids died. He’d been a cynic when it came to PTSD, flashbacks, psychobablers, churchmen believing he was strong enough…until the dam broke…

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A MAN – former fire-fighter

 

REVIEWS

“ There is nothing that can compare to visual storytelling, particularly in the the form of a straightforward, honest monologue (either fictional or true) when the purpose is to share a lived experience of horror and shock. Patton expertly conveys the painful imagery of a horrific tragedy told by a firefighter who is experiencing a flashback for the first time. I cannot think of a better way to discuss PTSD than through the artful narrative Patton brings to vivid life. Simply beautiful!” – Andrew Martineau

“ When it comes to visual storytelling, Patton is one of the best. I LOVE THE SMELL OF SMOKE IN THE MORNING proves it. An inciting incident of his recent home fire causes a PTSD flashback from his career as a firefighter, and Patton takes us back to the streets of Glasgow with such a vivid work pallette that we relive the memories with him. A poignant and very gripping piece of wordsmithing!” – Vivian Lermond

“ I LOVE THE SMELL OF SMOKE IN THE MORNING is one of Dave Patton’s most recent monologues. As an American, this portrait of a retired fireman may be even more affecting, vividly reporting the Glasgow when he worked and the Glasgow of today. The organic PTSD and flashbacks serve as an overarching backdrop to the breadth of his adult life. You may not look at those in service the same. Well done, Patton. ” – D Lee Miller

 

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Approximately 15-20 minutes

 

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Preview available here

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