"Six Isn't Easy" Chapter 3

Bolter1224Bolter1224 Creator
edited August 14 in Author Workshop
Not included in the prologue is, (Included here.) a short synopsis. The beginning of chapter 3 of, "Far and Away". This I would like to share and welcome comments as usual. This isn't published anywhere just yet but oddly, I would like to see what you think... God Bless.

 

SIX ISN’T EASY

Pronouncing his last name, “Owen” audibly Randal began chanting once again. This time to himself as he got himself out of bed, changed into his bathrobe, and headed for the shower.

Just as he started to whistle a clever tune of his own invention there was the familiar sound of Hernando’s blood-thirsty knock at his door. Thump, thump, thump… Thump, thump, thump. Three times, twice. He stopped. Startled just a bit and still left confused from his turmoil time spent in dreamland, there was nothing to do but hurry. Time was short and he needed to get to work. Making money…

Stepping steadfastly Randal stopped once again. This time just short of the door because the knob was shaking.

“Let me in Vatto! I have a gift for you.”

Without any further hesitation Randal pulled the chain loose, loosened the deadbolts, (Two in fact.) and peaked through the now cracked metal door.

“Hurry, come in.” Randal said with a gasp as Hernando stepped through the door into the nearly vacant one room apartment.

“Tonight we play Roulette…”

 “I do so love the red carpet in here Randal. It suits you.” Hernando said jokingly while thinking of the game of, “Roulette”, and at the same time staring up at Randal with his dark brown, almost glowing white eyes.

“Don’t look at me like that Hernando! You’re freaking me out! Get ready for tonight Hernando. You look terrible, and I have to shower! Now hurry…”

And then, just to the right of Randal’s old-western style vanity was his mixed color tile bathroom. There was a vanity-less porcelain sink on the wall to the left, a toilet to the right of that which read with a blue stamp of a flamingo type bird on it, “Craine”. Then, without separation from the inside and the outside was a good hot shower which Randal now had running.

Only a small tiled partition stood between the two sections, and about it was about four inches tall which separated the outer and inner portions of the shower and it was enough to keep water from running out onto the bathroom floor. There was a blue ocean mural shower curtain with dolphins swimming and lots of large pockets on the inside. Just opposite the outward-facing ocean landscape.

 Undressed now, Randal finally was able to get in.

And just as Hernando seemed to be curiously rifling through the objects on the vanity looking for God knows what he bent and cocked his head to one side.

“Hum?” he exclaimed honestly, picked up a half empty bottle of Eternity cologne, and spritzed himself generously with the bottle. Like four pumps of the mist-operated cap.

“There, Amigo. That should do.” Was all he said, but only loud enough for him to hear?

“I have a system for you!” This time he said it just loud enough to be audible with Randal in the shower.

“What’s that!?!” Randal shouted.

“Oh yeah Amigo I’ve been working on it for you. I’ve already run it through simulator with poor results, but with a little luck I think it should work… You want to try it???”

“Oh, yeah.” Randal stated back to Hernando. This time not pretending to hear what was said as Randal’s senses were never at any level, “dull”.

It was all written down. It was as Hernando affectionately named it, “A Compensation Strategy” geared toward evening the odds as best as could be done with a double zero American Roulette Wheel.It was as Hernando affectionately named it, “A Compensation Strategy” geared toward evening the odds as best as could be done with a double zero American Roulette Wheel. The betting on each spin of the ball was to be as followers:

7 COME 11 COMPENSATION STRATEGY

4 chips bet on the 1st and 3rd 12, and also on the 1st and 3rd columns.

7 chips bet on numbers 8, and 29.

8 chips bet on numbers  0/00 split.

11 chips were to be bet on numbers 4, 6, 17, 20, 31, 33, 11/14, 16/19, 18/21, and 23/26 split for a total of 144 chips bet with each spin of the wheel.

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Comments

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius
    You need to watch the punctuation, a , can be a short pause and a . a long pause, for example. Write as if you are saying it, not as if you are writing a thesis.


    It's common for numbers to be typed out if full. Ten, not 10. But that would make your last lines possibly confusing! However, I assume you are emulating that it is "all written down," by hand I assume.


    BTW. Beware of redundant sentences. 


    … with a double zero American Roulette Wheel.It was as Hernando affectionately named it, “A Compensation Strategy” geared toward evening the odds as best as could be done with a double zero American Roulette Wheel.
  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius
    In retrospect to all those numbers, can you not just say they have a method? Are the details really needed in a novel? And as far as I am aware, if anyone is suspected of using a 'method', especially if they are spotted actually reading one, casinos will have them out on their ear.
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