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Sleight of hand (Friday Fictioneers)

March 23, 2023


She stared at the cards. All marked. Now she had to slip them into the decks on the Gambler’s Run, the casino spaceship cruise heading out this evening for Helfet Four. That would take some work. But she was prepared. She’d done it before. Straightening her tight waitress uniform, she adjusted herself and pouted into the mirror. Emerald tresses hung artfully around her smokey violet eyes. She slid the cards into her apron pouch, phoofed her hair once more and headed out.

Cards planted she changed disguises and slipped back inside.

A hand gripped her wrist, yanking her aside. “Gotcha.”

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  1. Oh no! I’m used to your protagonists escaping by the skin of their teeth

  2. She took a gamble to beat the odds. What will happen next? Escape, I hope.

  3. The fatal mistake of trying to get away with it one time too many.

  4. Dear Laurie,

    It seems the deck was stacked against her this time. Nice descriptions.



    • Yes, Rochelle I think you are right. Then again, she seems pretty good with the details. Perhaps she has another plan?

  5. She can file an intergalactic sexual card-harassment charge. It might work. 🙂

  6. She sounds quite organised, so I’m sure she’s got something up her sleeve!

  7. Well done. Looks like she won’t make it this time.

  8. The moral being don’t push your luck! 🙂

  9. I bet this minx has an ace up her sleeve.

  10. I have faith in her abilities. You’re probably right, she planned to get captured.

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