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Odds On

“Emerald City, second race,” Linda said, circling the horse’s name on the race card before looking up to see who Jason had picked.

“You sure about that one?” he asked, features creasing into a frown as he leaned over. His own race card lay open on his lap, jottings all along the outside margins as he checked form and history for the ‘sure thing’.

“Like you would know,” Linda huffed.

“At least I pick the way you’re meant to,” Jason said.

“You only think you do,” Linda replied, lips twisting upwards. “Tell me, when was the last time you won?”

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Carol Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

3 Comments

  1. It’s a unique interpretation of the prompt which makes for an engaging read. Never having been good with statistics or number-crunching, I would pick in the same fashion Linda does.
    “Emerald City” is a fabulous name for a race horse!

    • Thank you very much, I’m glad you enjoyed it. If just got back from the races when I saw this prompt so I was still in racing mode somewhat.

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