Star Magnolia: Chapter 5

“Her father had smelled like that. Like cotton and smoke. But it shifted in the seasons and she could never figure out why or how it did. In the fall and winter, he’d trail a lingering cloud of wool, leather and wood smoke; come spring, it would become cotton, vetiver and tobacco; summertime was river mud and rain breezes with an undercurrent of oil, likely the byproduct of his occasional forays into the oil fields and derricks that were part of his job as head of his family’s oil business.”

Star Magnolia - Chapter 5

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