FFfAW-The Saloon

Jake sat in the back of the smoky room sucking on a cigar. The bartender was clinking glasses at the bar. Two men were playing pool. Jake threw his cards on the table. Cigar smoke curled up his nose. Suddenly, the room went quiet. The other poker players threw their cards down on the table. None of their hands beat his royal flush.

Rex, hot with anger, jumped up and broke the quiet,

“You damn lyin' cheater, you didn't draw no Royal Flush!”

With one sweep of his hand, he pushed all the cards and money onto the floor. There was a gasp from another table.

“I damn sure did you yellow bellied snake!” Jake's lip curled.

With a quick, sharp fist, Jake laid Rex out on the dirty wooden floor.

Jake picked up his money, flicked his stubby cigar on the floor and walked away.



Photo credit: Etol Bagam. Thank you Etol for the wonderful prompt photo!

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59 thoughts on “FFfAW-The Saloon

  1. I totally love the Western feel of it. I was actually hearing the sounds of the tune in ‘The Good, The bad and The ugly in my head. The other player is such a sore loser. Good thing that Jake is capable of taking care of such people.

  2. Whether or not Jake really did draw a royal flush, he doesn’t seem the type to argue with!
    I loved your description of the scene. I could almost smell the cigar smoke ๐Ÿ™‚

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