SF Drabble #206 “Make Your Own Luck”

“Two tens.” Jim placed his cards onto the table.

The alien asked, “And now I show mine?”


“Very well. I have two ‘threes’ and three ‘eights’. That is a… a…”

“That’s a full house.”

“Ah, thank you. A ‘full house’. And it beats two ‘tens’, if I remember correctly?”

“That’s right.” Jim smiled politely, but he’d already decided to cash out soon, while he was still ahead: the little green guy was learning fast.

The waitress came back with another Jack & Coke. She said, “I’m sorry, the bartender said he doesn’t know how to make a ‘Quobling Freeze’.”

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