Poker Face

2011.03.14
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WE WERE FIVE MEN PLAYING draw poker.

“Ante up, gentlemen,” said R. “Nickel apiece.”

The cards went round once, twice, thrice.

B coughed. T took a sip of his Cuba Libre.

R sent the cards round again. And again.

We lifted our hands.

“Oh! Ghawd! Damn!” said K. “I’m betting TWENTY BUCKS!”

“Fold.” “Fold.” “Fold.” “You idiot.”

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4 Responses to Poker Face

  1. Ransom on 2011.06.13 at 1639

    I hated it when spud bought the pot.

  2. Ann Clark on 2011.03.14 at 1719

    Funny! I laughed out loud when you told me the story and yet it *still* took me by surprise and I laughed out loud when I read the story. Good one, Neal. Nice bit of memory-share, too.

    • Neal Ross Attinson on 2011.03.14 at 1757

      Thank you — I was fiddling with the concise:funny ratio a bit, and you know how THAT is …

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