Flash Fiction Friday
THE UNFAIRNESS OF LIFE
I used to shoot pool down at the Drunken Sasquatch, the local watering-hole over on 15th frequented by those of us who travel in…different…circles.
But not anymore. I’m no longer welcome there, and it’s not my fault. I warned Alfredo that I don’t handle certain substances well.
But no, he just had to see if I was truthin’ when I said that…which I was.
But how is it only my responsibility?
When a person says they can’t handle a certain substance, don’t sneak it into their glass. I spit it out as soon as I recognized the tongue-tingling zing, but it was too late—I’d swallowed some.
So now I’m liable for a table and several chairs, the burn marks on the floor, and Sylvia Wannamaker’s new coat.
That’s okay, I do have a bit of gold stashed. But the embarrassment—to say nothing of being no longer allowed to play in November’s pool tournament—
I may not get over that anytime soon.
I’m just going to say it once.
If a dragon tells you he can’t handle carbonated beverages, believe him.
The Unfairness of Life © Connie J Jasperson 2015
If you happen to be at out and about Saturday the 10th of October, in the Renton area south of Seattle, stop in at the AFK E&E, and visit my friends who will be signing books and having a great time in general. They will be Reading in the Dark, and the event will run from 2:00pm to 9:00pm in the back left of the restaurant.
- AFK Elixers & Eatery
- 3750 E Valley Rd.
- Renton, WA 98057
You will find these great authors: A.J. Downey, Jeffrey Cook, Lee French, Sechin Tower, Tina Shelton, and Shannon L. Reagan and several more. I can’t wait to see what they are offering us!