Monday, February 04, 2008

Writer's Diary #42

Short Story Monday


Straight Flush
by John Mutford

I’ve got cancer.” Gerry throws this out like a confession, right in the middle of the third round.

Craig looks at his hand; 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 - heart, heart, heart, heart, heart. “Shitty luck, man,” someone says.

Craig puts down his cards. He looks at Gerry and stops playing.


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5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

That is good!

I think I too will do short story monday.

, come pick your award from my poetry blog. Just click on my name here.

Lucian said...

I try to write one flash fiction story a day. Some days are harder than others.

Robert said...

Still like this story...
thanks for sharing it.

John Mutford said...

Gautami: Thanks! Even though it an "Excellent" award, it made my day!

Lucian: I try to do some sort of writing each day (though I'm not nearly as dedicated as I aim to be). Sometimes it's poetry, sometimes it's a flash piece, sometimes it's something else. And if all else fails, I just go back and edit.

Robert: Hi there, wow, it's been a long time since I've heard from you. I knew I'd shared this before, but for the life of me I couldn't place where. Anyway, speaking of editing, for anyone interested there's an earlier draft of this story here. Robert also has a lot of other writing challenges posted, with other pieces of mine, as well as great contributions by others.

Dale said...

That's just excellent John.