Know When to Fold ‘Em

460fa1dd-693c-4cad-bafa-677cf4b1b18d“Two pair, aces and tens,” Jake announced, throwing his cards on the table. He started to reach for all of the chips piled in the center of the table.

“Hold on there, buckaroo,” Sam said. With a huge, shit-eating grin on his face, he showed his hand. “Full house, queens high,” he said. And then Sam scooped up the pile of chips.

“You are a lucky bastard,” Jake said in a bitter tone. “You spend your pitiful, insignificant life doing nothing, yet here you are waltzing your way through this poker game, like you always seem to do.”

“What are you getting so frosted about, buddy?” Sam said. “I’ve never seen you be such a sore loser. Let me give you the benefit of the wisdom of Kenny Rogers, you got to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.”

“Bite me, Sam,” Jake said, and stormed out of the room.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (pair), Your Daily Word Prompt (insignificant), Word of the Day Challenge (waltzing), Ragtag Daily Prompt (frosted), and Daily Addictions (benefit).

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