Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!
Today’s snippet comes from Book Two of The Black Wing Chronicles ~ HERO’S END.
The game between Bo and “Rex” is heating up.
His cracked and lipless mouth curved in a travesty of a smile. “Let’s dispense with the pretense that you’re here because of my winning personality.”
With a thump, Bo let her chair fall forward back onto all four legs. “Fine. Let’s.”
“One last wager — all or nothing on this hand,” he practically purred.
It was no secret that Rex cheated. Bo knew that he had a perfect Five-Point in his hand. It was the only thing that would beat her. She leaned forward bracing her elbows on her knees.
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24 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: All Or Nothing”
Tease! I can’t believe you stopped it there! Great snippet – thank you for sharing it, even if it was a doozy of a cliff-hanger!
Well I wanted to go at least one more line, but that would make it more than ten sentences. 🙂
Thanks ~ There’s more to come.
Decisions, decisions – does she play or fold? Great cliff-hanger!
Gonna have to come back next week for more!
Gack! I hate it when you just know you’re going to get beat…used to have that feeling a lot when playing blackjack. 😉
Thanks! It’s a gut-wrenching feeling, isn’t it?
I still love the scene. Seems like the odds are stacking up nicely against her – can’t wait to see how she beats them. She will beat them, won’t she?
You’re just going to have to wait and see.
A travesty of a smile…I like him!
He’s deliciously evil, isn’t he?
I hope she doesn’t try to ‘bluff by calling’. That never works – unless, of course, it’s dark on Tuesday (and she draws the other Jack), then all bets are off.
This isn’t Fizbin and she doesn’t want a piece of the action!!
I tried and I tried to get my buddies to play the dark-Tuesday rules at our poker games, but every time someone got dealt a shralk all hell kept breaking loose, and that was the end of that.
Still, I knew I could count on you to catch the reference 🙂
LOL!! Of course! I’m not allowed to play card games with the children any more. I tend to play Fizbin with them and it creates too much chaos. Someone always ends up in tears threatening to run away from home. I think my husband meant it last time. 😉
Rex is to totally gross and despicable. You’ve drawn him well. And how nonchalant Bo is just makes the whole scene all the cooler. She’s a bad-ass and I want to watch her win.
Thank you. I love that you’re having such a strong reaction to him.
If only it were as simple as winning a hand of Five-point…
Haha! Great descriptions and SUCH a difficult situation to get out of. I have confidence in Bo, she’ll kick is ass.
The difficulty has only just begun. It gets worse…er, better…whatever! You know what I mean.
Question is, can she out-cheat him?
Question is, does she want to?
Argh! Cliff hanger!
Rex is disgusting and creepy. Great depiction!
Thanks! I’m lovin’ this guy. Don’t worry, I’ll resolve it…eventually.
Oh…but if he cheats, why would she wager? Grr…I need to know.
Ah, Tara! Thank you for asking the obvious question! Why indeed?