Drinking Game o’ a Saturday Night

The challenge? Write a story in 6 sentences, no more & no less, and if you’d like, share your own creation or just visit and comment on others’ ideas, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Denise. The prompt is “FLUSH”, and here’s where you join the party: Six Sentence Stories

(Yes, playing fast and loose with punctuation, conjunctions, and sentence-length with this one, but the scene begs for a full snapshot. So let’s all…just…chill. Bwahahahaha!)

Three friends sat around the tree trunk that served as a table for a Saturday night card game, a squat three-spouted pitcher of Hazelnut Dark Brew centered between them that was low enough that they might peer with varying success of no-tell, over the cards held fanned out in front of their pendulous noses.

It was time to cease betting and show their cards: Jonast’s left eye twitched, while the right was closed and the one in the middle of his forehead was obstinately unblinking; Claras-bell hunched her shoulders and rearranged the order of her playing cards again and again, whistling nonchalantly through the only nostril that consistently remained unclogged; Teeterstang leaned back on his haunches, digging his bare heels into the soft moss beneath him, his one head exchanging swift glances with his other in silent decision making.

Honestly, they were all equally adept at hiding the quality of their hands, and this was either a good thing or bad, depending on your point of view.

“Royal Flush,” roared Jonast, slapping down his cards and reaching for the pitcher.

“Me too,” squealed the two heads of Teeterstang, and Claras-Bell, and they slapped their own cards down and bumped paws reaching for the Hazelnut Brew.

“We all win, Huzzah,” the three shouted in unison, as they stood on tiptoe and sucked down yet another pitcher.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2023)

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