Daily Prompt: The Perfect Game

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You’re set to play poker( or Scrabble or something else…) with a group of four. Write a story set during the game, or describe the ideal match: the players, relationships,__ and the hidden rivalries.

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Ideal Match– four players are:

Evelyn – my friend

Valerie- neighbor

Ranu- me

Selina – daughter

The tiles are taken by each of us.We are allowed seven tiles, they should be face down, so no one knows what the letters are. Each player should always have seven tiles, when some of the tiles are used they are allowed to get more  to  have seven at a time.

I start the game, out of the seven tiles I could only use three. Since I have used up three of my tiles, I had to pick four more tiles to make sure I always have seven tiles to work with.

I see Evelyn with a meaningful smile, oh no I thought, probably she can use all of her tiles at once. No she has used six of her tiles. It means she must pick up six more to make sure she has seven.

Valerie is deep in thought, an English prof. I bet she’d make an  unbelievable word, but she must have the right tile. She has placed five out of seven of her tiles on the board. The value of her tiles are higher than mine or Evelyn’s. Valerie has more points than us.

Next is Selina’s turn, she has a  crooked smile on her face. Wow! She used all her tiles. She picked up seven more tiles.

The first two rounds went well. The game was getting serious, I was getting tiles with less value and had the least points.

Valerie ,Selina and Evelyn were way ahead of me. The competition was among the three of them. This was the third round. Evelyn and I fell behind. Our points were way lower than Selina and Valerie’s.

After the third round, it was obvious that either Selina or Valerie had a chance to win.  Tiles with letters Q, X and Z were picked up by Valerie. She was able to make the word Quiz, she had the letters U and I. She was stuck with the letter X.

It was Selina’s turn, she was able to place her letters on the Quadruple word score. Her score was a bit higher than Valerie. Valerie was unable to use the  letter Z and ended up losing ten points from her total score. Selina was able to use all her letters on the board.

She was declared the winner!

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6 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: The Perfect Game

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this post. You are such a gifted story-teller, capable of weaving suspense in your tales, that this story is very nice!

    All good wishes,

    robert

    • Dear Robert,
      I look forward to reading your comments, you are
      so generous and kind.
      You are a very good friend, I think I have given up the online course.
      It gave me a lot of heartbreaks, ones I could not digest any longer.
      You will find my writing if you visit my blog, which you are doing
      already, I am truly grateful to you. 🙂

      • Dear Ranu,

        I wondered where you were. I’ve been expecting to see you…and hadn’t. I don’t understand. You are missed there 😦

        All good wishes,

        robert

      • Dear Robert,
        Thank you for this. Perhaps you are the only one who will miss me.
        I felt the Pakistanis did not like me there, so I told Mr. Shafique, it was not
        possible to continue, since so many of them, do not like me. You are a good soul, I
        wish we all could learn from you. 🙂

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