Trick or Cheat
by Dawn Knox
coffee, strong and black
The world belonged to her.
Every grain of sand, every drop of water.
And it had prospered under her ownership. She'd let the people do as they pleased, within limits, but now she was about to risk it all on the throw of a die.
If she won, life would carry on as it had for millennia but if he won... She couldn't bear to think of the wickedness he would unleash.
It was too late to call the game off. He handed her the die and she rolled. Too late she realised that he’d tricked her.
About the author
Dawn's second book 'The Great War, 100 stories of 100 words honouring those who lived and died 100 years ago' was published in 2016. She enjoys a writing challenge and has had stories published in various anthologies, including horror and speculative fiction, as well as romances in several women's magazines. Dawn has written a script for a play to commemorate World War One, which has been performed in her home town in Essex, as well as in Germany and will be performed this year in France. Married with one son, she lives in Essex.
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