Funny short fiction

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A extraordinary tale surfaced approximately an vintage, downtrodden, terrible husband named “Edgar Goose” who owned little or no cash.

He advised his ageing spouse that he determined to take their final stash of cash, amounting to $10 to Las Vegas, Nevada to gamble their closing cash to peer if he may want to flip that cash into extra cash despite the fact that that they’d the whole thing to lose.

So, Edgar drove their beat up vintage Chevy pickup to a on line casino in Las Vegas. When he walked interior, he become wearing rags. He regarded round and determined to play a slot device. At first, it took him some time to get used to gambling one however he speedy stuck on.

At first, he did not have a lot luck, however suddenly, while he pulled the lever down, the device stopped at 4 “hearts”. The lighting fixtures all over the slot device flared and made a number of loud dinging sounds.

Then, a ton of quarters gushed out of the output tray. Edgar stared in disbelief and so did all and sundry else on the wide variety of quarters clanging out of the device. A pleasant girl walked over to his device and supplied Edgar plastic luggage for him to place all of his cash interior

But Edgar wasn’t completed with the slot device. He inserted one in every of his quarters into the device, and the slots stopped once more at 4 hearts. More quarters fell out of the tray. Edgar become turning into a wealthy guy speedy.

After numerous hours, Edgar owned a small fortune of approximately $4,000. Then one of the undercover on line casino proprietors who have been looking him, visited Edgar at his device, and advised him threateningly, “You handiest have 5 mins left, or we will take your winnings away!” Edgar felt a chilly chill, a sense of terror that made the blood in his veins flip to ice.

He had taken it personally, and he had to fold. He lifted his bag of quarters and took his luggage and cashed them in for dollars. As he left the on line casino, he may want to nevertheless listen the supervisor inform him he handiest had “5 mins left”. 

At the identical time, a hurricane have been brewing overhead, and suddenly, a lightning bolt got here out of the sky and struck Edgar withinside the leg. He speedy fell to the pavement. People who noticed the entirety happen, rushed to him to peer what they may do. Edgar had misplaced consciousness. In 30 mins, he opened his eyes interior an ambulance racing closer to the closest health facility. Two paramedics have been tending to his oxygen float and any other had positioned a brief forged round his leg. “Five mins.” Edgar stated while he in part regained his consciousness. “Five mins5 mins.” He saved repeating. The paramedics notion he become simply in shock. When they rushed him into the health facility, Edgar saved repeating “Five mins… ” When he become stabilized, the health practitioner requested him a few questions, however Edgar stated, “We aren’t assured the subsequent 5 mins.” His spouse become contacted and rushed to the health facility thru a neighbor’s car. 

When she were given to the health facility, she noticed Edgar in a snug bed. But he saved repeating “5 mins“. When he heard his spouse‘s voice, he opened his eyes, and stated, “Only 5 mins left… Only..5 mi… ” Edgar fell asleep. A minute later, Edgar opened his eyes. This time he stated, “4 mins left… ” A minute later, he stated, “Three mins left..” His spouse have become fearful and attempted to wake Edgar. She notion he become reacting to the ache medicines affecting elements of his brain. Then, he awakened and stated, “Two mins left… ” At that point, the health facility become overshadowed via way of means of darkness, even though it have been a vibrant brilliant day at 2:15 withinside the afternoon. Suddenly, the health facility shook violently. “One minute left..” Edgar stated. It might be his final. In one minute, a massive asteroid fell and hit the Earth at 10,000 miles in line with hour. There become no caution besides for Edgar who had counted down the hours to the cease of civilization

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