A Game Of Chance – 100 Word Microfiction Short Story

I entered a short story competition that required me to write a 1000 word short story in 48 hours. The story needed to meet three things, a genre (Crime Caper), a location (A shrine) and an object (A cash register). It took me a while to find the right idea and to get it to work in a way I was happy with. But like the last time I entered something similar, I enjoyed the desire to find the story that sparked the right way for me. So, for the sake of creativity, here is 1 of the 24 rejected stories in a 100 word format..


A Game Of Chance

“One might say, the greatest game ever played. Do you want to take a spin? Do you want to be a part? All it will cost you is several dollars and a few moments of your time. Do you dare? Do you?” He says with a wry smile across his face.

Sharon gives him a wink and laughs. “Go on then love, what’s the worst that could happen,” she says as she slams the notes onto the counter.

He smiles broadly as the cash register explodes open, and the lights being to flicker violently. “What’s the worst indeed.” He says.

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