The Poker Game

~ ‘FURIOUS FICTION’ SHORT STORY CHALLENGE ~ . Jack of hearts. Queen of hearts.  The two cards you have been dealt.  An ancient-looking fridge hums loudly in the corner, percolating the still night air. The only thing louder is the rustling of a Cheetos packet, infiltrated at regular intervals by five rapacious, yellow-stained fingers; belonging…

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A Perfect Match

~ ‘NYC MIDNIGHT’ SHORT STORY CHALLENGE ~ . Stifling darkness surrounds him. Its sheer volume is oppressive. Pitch blackness bears down on his chest until he feels he can scarcely breathe. A dull drone fills the void, the sound of unmolested silence. He is dripping in cold sweat, beads slicing down his skin like fine…

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