Saturday Snippet: Playing The Mark, Not The Cards

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.

Last week, the Five-Point game with Bo and “Rex” started heating up with an all or nothing bet with Bo’s father’s stasis pod on the line.


Bo rubbed the palm of her hand against the weapon’s grip, never taking her eyes off her gruesome opponent. Timing was everything. She couldn’t accept too quickly, or he’d smell a setup. She couldn’t take too long or she’d lose him. Play the mark, not the cards. Royce’s words echoed in her mind. Bo watched Rex, waiting for the tell-tale signal that the timing was right.

His smile widened ever-so-slightly in victory.

There it was.


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24 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Playing The Mark, Not The Cards

  1. Great inner monologue and I love your last line. I’m with Sue Ann–I hope she’s reading him right, but if not, I’m sure she can handle it. She’s got that vibe about her.

  2. Everyone has a “tell”, let’s hope she found his. Great read and you’ve kept the suspense around this scene for quite a few snippets. “Play the mark, not the cards” – Great Line

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