Trifecta 99 – The Player

casinoThe roulette wheel clicked to a stop – 23 Black.

High rollers at the Baccarat table chewed feverishly on their unlit cigars; up above prying security cameras whirred and zoomed erotically.

‘Hit me,’ she whispered.

The dealer’s left eye twitched as the card flopped – Six of Hearts.


The dealer exhaled – relieved.

Rising, she dropped the solitary remaining $10,000 chip into her clutch purse.

A grimace adorned the manager’s face as she approached. He squirmed as a manicured index finger ran down his clammy, familiar face; winced, as her scented red lips pressed against his scarred cheek.

‘Till tomorrow,’ she smiled.


These 99 words, based on the word ‘baccarat‘ , form my entry into the Trifecta 99 writing challenge.

30 thoughts on “Trifecta 99 – The Player

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Confession time: I have no idea what baccarat is, other than it’s some sort of card game as per page 99. Just liked the sound of the word 🙂

  1. Kir Piccini

    oh, a bad girl. I was just watching Ocean’s Eleven the other night so this was clear in my mind. I love how you described her sliding her finger down his cheek.

    great story!

    1. paulmclem Post author

      I definitely wanted her to seem like a threat, so I’m glad you picked this up. The management know she has money to burn but will one day clean them out. Some sort of personal thing between her and the manager. Cheers for the comment.

  2. atrm61

    A kiss on the scarred cheek?Wonder if it may have something to do with her daily visits-and is there a veiled threat in that,”till tomorrow”-shudder!Loved it Paul:-)


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