Gambling #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, G is for Gambling…

G

55 Fiction[3]

His heart is slamming against his rib cage. A bead of sweat forms on his brow.

The battles raging within overwhelms him.

He swings like a pendulum between hope and despair.

It’s hard to forsake a winning streak, even harder to leave when you’re on a losing one, muses Yudhisthira as he finally stakes Draupadi.

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    • I know what you mean, Shinjini. It was indeed the saddest thing to do. It’s true that Yudhishthira had no right whatsoever to wager fates of other human beings and make them suffer for his shortcomings. But he had duties to follow as a king. He technically owned everything within his kingdom.And as a king, he could do as he pleased to his subjects, and he did.

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