Stories tagged “Cards”

  • A Simple Game (Prologue)

    The host opened the large doors silently. The room smelled a little musty but not in a bad way. He moved purposefully into the room to his right. He found the first light fixture along the wall and turned it on. Walking slowly around the outer wall he ...

    • Author: TOAST
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • In The Cards

    It was in the cards for Greta. She was not going to make it home tonight. It was a bright night. The moon was almost full. Greta had taken off her strappy heels and plodded, completely exhausted, to her gleaming Ion. She opened the door. It still smell...

  • A Simple Game (Ch. 1)

    Reg cracked his neck as he stretched. Looking across the street he wondered when the old hotel was built. He began walking toward the front entrance. The glass doors had to be antiques. He couldn’t remember ever seeing doors like that. The lobby ...

    • Author: TOAST
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Kupier Cowboy: Straight Flush

    Remmi looked at his hand and grimaced. He was already down 2000 credits and couldn’t afford to lose any more. Hell, he thought, I had to spend most of what we made on the Europa job on repairs to the ship and myself. Remmi’s finger twitched...

    • Author: Wilson A.
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Last Reading

    I was getting ready for school, when I felt this overwhelming urge to do a tarot reading. I was already running late, but… It was just social studies first period, and G.I. Jane was the biggest pain-in-the-ass teacher. So, I sat down at my desk a...

  • A Simple Game (Ch. 2)

    Vanessa smiled to herself. You can tell a great deal about a player from basic presumptions. This man thought he simply must be the first to arrive for the game. The fact that Vanessa had been sitting at a small side table waiting had completely escape...

    • Author: TOAST
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Life Is Like A Game, Play Again.

    You rescued me When I was Drowning Made me Smile When I was Frowning You showed me that Somewhere There’s always someone Who really cares Don’t turn back Look to the Light Don’t give up Keep up the fight I know that sometimes Life i...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Poker Face

    The clicking of Frank’s chips was beginning to wear Bob’s patience thin. Frank always did this to entertain himself, see how far he could go. Bob was an easy target, so Frank continued to do so anyway. Bob held his cards close. Patrick, and Isa...

  • A Poker Hand

    I was worried. Could you blame me? It was fifth street. One more ounce of tension and the room would burst. I checked my hand. I went over the odds of the possible hands my foes could have, but I could think of no better hand than the one I held. I exh...

  • The Three of Summers

    Big Sky Guy glanced around the table at the other players, at the pot, at his hand again; five Princes- Winters, Springs, Tweens, Autumns and Highs. If his luck held, it would be his best ever. Two of them left in the game for The Prize, M’Lady F...

  • Dumb Questions Over Slow Gin

    Tad stared across the table as his Uncle Kyle stared at his cards, the same cards he’d been pondering for nearly ten minutes. It was a slow game of gin. It was not how Tad had imagined his first college Spring Break. “So,” Tad venture...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • (Day 52) One Fine Looking Deck You Got There

    The deck laid on the pedestal, the bright bulb above of warming both it and the air above the fifty-two cards. There isn’t much security in the room; outside the room, however, there’s about fifty armed men. He’s made it this far, tho...