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.