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One Better

A drabble

‘A drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.’- https://en.m.wikipedia.org>wiki


Days are like hands in Texas Hold’em. Some are good, others are better, and some are simply the best.-Henery X 

One Better


2024, Henery X ©


“Well, Jim. After twenty-five days and fifty players, we’re down to two.”


“Yes, Steve. And one of them is going to win fifty million dollars.”


“Here we go. David gets dealt two aces, and Keith receives a pair of kings.”


“Here comes the flop. Six of clubs, four of hearts, and the ace of diamonds.”


“As to be expected, Jim. David bets big. Fifteen of his thirty million.”


“Keith calls. Leaving him with five million.”


“A king of spades on the turn. David checks.”


“Keith goes all-in. As does David.”


“Here comes the river. Oh! It’s the king of clubs!”



The sight that brought about heartache and joy, simultaneously. Photo courtesy of the author, Henery X


Never be afraid to go all-in on yourself. Because you’re worth it.-Henery X

Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my offering.


Remember. I’m not here to convince you to believe. I’m here to offer you

something else to consider.



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