Friday, November 9, 2012

Lucky

Here is my entry in this weekend's Trifextra challenge.   Hope all of you Nano writers and anniversary bloggers find time to give this a read and a response.  Good luck to everyone in your other endeavours. and in this weekend's challenge.

As soon as I read the challenge criteria, I immediately harkened back to the 70s and the Dirty Harry movies.  And, while my entry isn't directly related to Clint Eastwood's "Do you feel lucky, punk?" scene, I certainly drew inspiration from it.




Lucky


Six chambers
One bullet
Five gamblers place their bets.

Mathematics
offers no comfort
when the short straw becomes yours.

Unsteady hands
place barrel on tongue.

Heart beats furiously.

Eyes shutter.

Trigger squeezed.

Silence.





"Well?  Do you?"