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OLWG# 197- Louise Lewis, An Evening in the Life

A Haibun – Written for OLWG# 197

It was late when Louise parked at the edge of the lot and started her trek towards the casino. She wore a pair of low top Converse sneakers and carried her black ankle strap shoes, planning to change in the ladies room. On the way, she studied the sky. The moon was high – Holding water. She felt good when the doors slid open, and she stepped inside. After exchanging her footwear and freshening her lipstick, she studied the tables. The one she selected was not yet crowded and had been cold until she picked up the bones. She put her chips on hi-lo and rolled a two. Let the good times roll.


Betting on the twelves

The hard way, boxcars, snake eyes

Betting on aces

This weeks prompts were:

  1. listen as the wind blows
  2. rollin’ boxcars
  3. I tend to break things occasionally

8 thoughts on “OLWG# 197- Louise Lewis, An Evening in the Life

      1. Flush at the station … Bwaahahaha!
        OH! And the story before? On OWLG? She stole his heart! Not always the brightest penny in the jar, but hey. I’ll get it eventually!

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  1. Too many collections… I have dice in many shapes and sizes. Some from casinos too.
    Interesting that the original gambling tools were in fact real bones!

    “History. Dice and their forerunners are the oldest gaming implements known to man. Sophocles reported that dice were invented by the legendary Greek Palamedes during the siege of Troy, whereas Herodotus maintained that they were invented by the Lydians in the days of King Atys.”


    “The oldest known dice -dating back at least 8,000 years- consisted of found objects such as fruit pits, pebbles, and seashells. But the direct precursors of today’s dice were bone: the ankle bones of hoofed animals, such as sheep and oxen.”

    So is Lady Luck sitting at that table too? Fun read. (I just like looking stuff up…)

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      1. I’ve got some that have multiple sides (more than six) as well as marked in different symbols and languages. 🎲

        I also found out… Chinese and Korean dice will have a red 4-spot as well as the 1. The Chinese custom of painting the 4-spot red is said to have originated when an Emperor playing sugoruku with his queen was about to lose and desperately needed fours to win the game. He cried out, threw the dice and they came up accordingly.

        Sugoroku refers to two different forms of a Japanese board game: ban-sugoroku which is similar to western backgammon, and e-sugoroku which is similar to western Snakes and Ladders.

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