55 Word Story – It’s in the Cards

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“Tarot.  Ace of Pentacles, an opportunity offered,” the metaphysical store clerk explained.

I remembered.  I still carried his star-embossed coin.  Once I shuffled possibilities, dealt answers, and survived by stacking the deck.  He died anyway.

If he had something to say, it was in the cards.  I flipped the coin, then I stole the deck.

55 Word Story – Give & Take

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She picked my pocket on the subway but only got a crumpled love letter.

“You never sent it.”  She beat me to the corner café and slipped the envelope back over my heart.

Her close perfume tripled my pulse.  “People change.”

“Maybe.”  She pulled out my wallet and smiled.  “Can I buy you a drink?”