Will She? or Won’t She? It’s SSS Time from the Edge

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I’ve all but ceased many activities I once enjoyed and perhaps was even pretty good at. But I’m afraid I have succumbed to/indulged in/given over to, the notion that I no longer write. But I haven’t given up completely and therefore, I’ll try. For a little while longer. Hell, maybe for as long as Zoe graciously continues to host this hop.

I have enjoyed writing a 6 (if you don’t know what “SSS” stands for then click on the link in the last sentence) in the past. It is a past that feels far away, and not a little “foreign”. Why? Oh, I know why. I’ve been armchairing it since I was a kid lol

Are the wagers placed? Good. What say we find out what appears on the screen in say the next, hm…5 minutes? …

He half stumbled alongside the rain rutted, gravel strewn driveway, pre dawn dew coating his upper lip.
The light…. appeared dimly, not too distant, he could do this, he could make it to the door, into the house none worse for the….wear.
What a night! Was he recollecting acurately the phenomenal fortune he’d had at the blackjack table? Checking his pockets and his wallet, the proof was still there, neatly banded. Wait, just wait until he told Larissa, surely she would forgive him, this one time when he scored so big.

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20 thoughts on “Will She? or Won’t She? It’s SSS Time from the Edge

  1. Clark Scottroger

    ewww*
    Wouldn’t want to be that guy! Wait a minute, I probably have been that guy (in one form or another)

    * compliment on a Six that engages the emotions, not necessarily pleasant ones.

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  2. Well you most certainly came forth with a shining piece once you set your mind to it! I have to admit that I am a bit fearful for this guy, he may arrive home to find that his wife has grown weary of his antics and abandoned him, or he may find her waiting at the other end of a double barrel shotgun! Let’s hope that she hears him out and then that he makes good on a promise for this to be his last night gambling escapade. I suspect though, that she won’t be as impressed by his win as he hopes. His transgressions loom too loudly and overshadow it. Very good story, I want to follow behind him as he stumbles through the door!

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    1. Thanks Josie. It’s been a rough writing road lately.
      I daresay that you’ve pinpointed it quite accurately. Regardless of his rather large winnings, he has been walking a tightrope for a long time. Even patient women have their limits.
      And how right you are!! He does in fact stumble as he crosses the threshold. More nerves than the residual effects of too much alcohol. And his guilt is now totally hijacking the excitement he felt earlier.

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  3. Always great to see you here. And you’re such a good writer. Really skillful. So concise but you got such a great story across. It’s amazing that you could somehow get desperation across with winning and only six sentences

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