You’re set to play poker (or Scrabble or something else . . .) with a group of four. Write a story set during this game. Or, describe the ideal match: the players, the relationships — and the hidden rivalries.
We sit around the round table,
Which gives you the illusion that
We are equal, while I know the truth:
I’m so much superior.
One of you shuffle the cards
And deal it with amateur hands
I watch you peek at your cards expectantly
And laugh when I think how easily
I will win this game.
We play, you place your cards eagerly
I watch the innocence in your eyes,
And feel a sickening pity for you
Because you still believe in fair play.
My face is expressionless when my turn comes\
You look into my eyes and trust implicitly,
Never realizing that I will always play you,
That I’ll bluff once again. and once again,