This is the 72nd in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.
The Alignment, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 11th February 2013
Word count: 520
“One roll of the spin more, just one more,” the gambler said to his long suffering wife.
“Come on honey,” she said,knowing that getting angry and making a scene didn’t work, “We’ve got a restaurant booking at the top of the tower at half past ten.”
“I know, I know,” he said putting the last of his chips on the table, fifty dollars on zero no less.
“Aww hun,” she said as the dealer set the wheel running.
“I feel like my lucky stars are in alignment,” he said.
The wheel ran and ran, bouncing around the spinning wheel. It felt like an eternity, and then it slowed and slowed.
Bop bop bop.