The Gambler

Gambler: a person who takes a chance.


“Your phone, your bag.”

She looked at him. “What?”

“Give me your phone and your bag. Now. Or else.”

She stifled a laugh. “My bag? This piece of shit,” looking at the battered purse.

He reached for it; she pulled it away, cocking her head.

“Don’t fuck with me.”

“Or else what?” she asked.

“What?” irritated, twitchy.

“Yes, what. Or. Else. What?” lifting the bag to her shoulder.

“Or else, bitch, this,” the blade glinting in the sunlight.

“Bitch? Seriously?”

The man hesitated, then stepped forward. “Now.”

“Do you know who I am?” she asked, smiling.

“No,” raising the knife.

“That’s what I thought,” grabbing his wrist, snapping his forearm and driving the blade into his heart. “Fucking amateurs.”

© JR Bryden, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from JR Bryden is strictly prohibited.

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