Taking Turns is September’s prompt for Fiction in Fifty Words. I enjoy this micro fiction challenge, and you can join in. It’s much easier than haiku! Although I might start doing those again.
For full details see Rebecca’s page on the Ninja Librarian, or watch out for her prompt, usually around the third Sunday of the month.
I must be feeling a little pressured at the moment because all I could think of was that scene in the Deer Hunter!
“No, after you!” Two could play that game.
“No, after you, I insist.”
He frantically calculated the odds. After five goes, the final turn meant certainty. No fear, just a hollow emptiness. Before then, anything could happen. The advantage was definitely to go second.
He raised the gun.
© J M Pett 2019
I did consider making it a card game – but then, why the fear?