Fingers that Fly…

So this weeks Carrot Ranch 99 word flash fiction challenge prompt is ‘fingers that fly’:

March 29, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about fingers that fly. Think about the different ways we use our fingers and what happens when we add speed. Go where the prompt leads.

If you want to take part in the challenge, click on the link at the top of the page and you will be directed to the site where you can submit your entry.  Its always fun to think of ways to incorporate a prompt into a story or poem.  Here’s my attempt this week:


I watched the croupier manipulate the deck; the overhand, hindu and riffle shuffle demonstrated with ease as her fingers flew.

I heard Twenty-one was a game of probability.  The way she mixed them cards had me unconvinced.  All players were transfixed.

Hand dealt: Four of Clubs, Nine of Diamonds.  House: Queen of Hearts on display.

“Player has thirteen, your move?” she encouraged.

Hit me.”

Six of Hearts.  Player has nineteen.”


Confidently she turned over the Hole Card: Ace of Spades.


Should have listened to Papa, “ain’t no way of winning Snapper, House always comes out on top.”


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