Commentary and Philosophy Fiction posted October 6, 2016

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Are You Up For The Challenge?

by country ranch writer

Maverick had come to town looking for some easy money to tide him over. This just might be my lucky weekend, he thought to himself as he entered the Casino.

The girls were everywhere working the floor and distracting people right. Wallets were being ripped off;right and left, so much for hard earned money.
About that time Maverick's brother Bret showed up. Walking up fast to the table he slid right into an empty chair by Maverick. Bret then asked if they were ready to show him the color of there money? Well like they used to claim, "it's all in good fun," Ante up boys and lets play poker.

"You all must have been out of the poker games since the turn of the century, ":Bart told Bret and Maverick both. "Oh! Really", they both said.

I heard now you must have a fast gun and know how to use it when an irate player gets in a game.
And, the moral of the story is," do unto others as you wish to have done unto you."

Write a Modern Fable writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a short fable-like story where the last sentence starts with: "And the moral of the story is". This can be on any subject, true or fictional, and can be in any voice, as long as the moral is stated in the last line. A new twist on an old fable is also allowed.

The moral of the story is: It isn't always that easy.
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