Straight Flush

by John Mutford

“I’ve got cancer.” Gerry throws this out like a confession, right in the middle of the third hand. Craig looks at his hand; 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 - heart, heart, heart, heart, heart. “Shitty luck, man,” someone says. Craig puts down his cards. He looks at Gerry and stops playing.

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