Jake sat in the back of the smoky room sucking on a cigar. The bartender was clinking glasses at the bar. Two men were playing pool. Jake threw his cards on the table. Cigar smoke curled up his nose. Suddenly, the room went quiet. The other poker players threw their cards down on the table. None of their hands beat his royal flush.
Rex, hot with anger, jumped up and broke the quiet,
“You damn lyin’ cheater, you didn’t draw no Royal Flush!”
With one sweep of his hand, he pushed all the cards and money onto the floor. There was a gasp from another table.
“I damn sure did you yellow bellied snake!” Jake’s lip curled.
With a quick, sharp fist, Jake laid Rex out on the dirty wooden floor.
Jake picked up his money, flicked his stubby cigar on the floor and walked away.
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This is my 147 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.
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