A Significant Gamble (part 3 of 4)

read parts 1, 2 Again, we waded into the river of spilling coins and falling chips. Sam tugged at my collar when I found myself, as before, momentarily stunned by the ever-changing casino landscape. He lead me in this way, effective if not terribly ill-mannered for a Southern gentleman, past a minefield of slot machines, … Continue reading A Significant Gamble (part 3 of 4)

A Significant Gamble (part 2 of 4)

read part 1 Two enormous chandeliers hung at even intervals above the vast casino floor and swayed gently, almost imperceptibly, with the rocking of the boat. A million tiny crystals cascaded down their sides like frozen bits of waterfall and the light shining through them left confetti-like flecks on the surrounding walls and the backs … Continue reading A Significant Gamble (part 2 of 4)

A Significant Gamble (part 1 of 4)

I don’t know how I ended up there. It wasn’t my original destination, maybe not even my second choice. But I found myself wandering aimlessly across the pier, inhaling the dank aroma of sodden timber and murky river water. I’d been drawn here, maybe by that same soft voice which beckons lovers to their chance … Continue reading A Significant Gamble (part 1 of 4)