Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In the Black!

Image courtesy of: A. J. Callan, Castle Galleries.

This is where the action is at, people. You got the high rollers betting the limit. That schmuck over there, yeah, he's a shrewd pit boss. Don't cross'm or you'll have them suits on you like these star struck floosies. That loser looking like Elvis, he's placing an inside bet. I've been watchin' him. He ain't gonna win. They give ya comps instead. Watch the dealer cuz you betta believe that the eyes in the sky are watchin' you. With one sweep BAM! You're broke. But I got my eyes on black 26. Come on Lady Luck. Oh shit, I hit!


  1. That takes me back to when I visited Las Vegas two. yrs ago.
    It was fascinating to watch people losing loads of money.

    Loved the read.


  2. Ha, you caught the mood well. Nice work

  3. Thanks Yvonne. I also went to Las Vegas in the Spring 2008. I was so upset when I lost $20.00. I'm not really a gambler but have several friends who indulge. It is fun to people watch and observe their reactions.

    Thank you Lynda. When I wrote this, I was thinking of the Brat Pack era and how the people reacted to lost or gained winnings.

  4. perfect capture of voice! good work.

  5. As always, I love your drabble. You are definitely a drabble master!

    PS--If you have a chance, stop by my blog to pick up an award :)

  6. Perfect mood for this piece...And I'm catching the Taff here!

    Southern City Mysteries

  7. I always loved the gamling piggy banks, and the drabbles that accompanied them. Nice to read this one again.

    By the way, there is a little something for you on my blog today :)

  8. Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

    Mari- I've been ill lately but am heading over to your blog right now.