Thursday, June 16, 2011

100 Word Challenge: The Nuts

Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge did not skate a single shift, but is willing to take credit for helping the Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. This week's word is "perfect", and my Wheel-of-Fortune-in-Las-Vegas inspired tale is called "The Nuts". ("The nuts" is a poker term. If one has "the nuts", then, given the arrangement of cards on the table, one has the best possible hand and cannot be beaten.)






Casinos are always bright and loud- the sounds and the smells and the lights make you feel like you've had too much coffee. I couldn't think about the checks that were about to bounce, the sick feeling I get when I buy my daughter's formula with a credit card.

But all that was over-it was time to win my way out. I had it all set up- I had played possum, luring the other players into a pot they couldn't win. It was a perfect plan- as long as that last card isn't a seven.

6 comments:

  1. Let's hope it's not a seven.

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  2. I am intrigued by your mention of the Stanley Cup. I live just outside Vancouver so I got to observe last night's insanity :p

    And your use of Spongebob's quote is doubly amusing since I can hear that little bastard's voice in the background. My girls are OBSESSED with him :)

    I'm hoping for not 7's too :)

    Visiting from 100 words

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  3. here's hoping -

    great take on the word. :)

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  4. Living in Vegas, I can definitely relate. I brush elbows with your character's type almost daily! Great post.

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  5. Ah, hope springs eternal... or should that be hope strings eternal, and on a very thin string? Very original, very nice. Thank you.

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  6. Hmm... Let's hope he's lucky... and that he doesn't try to draw that luck out.

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