Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Hand of Poker with the Weasley Twins ~

Hi All!  I won't be featuring Writerly Wednesday today.  I hope you'll forgive me?  Instead, I'm participating in a Harry Potter Best Buds Blogfest, hosted by Michael at In Time...   Please check out Michael's blog - he's awesome and an HP Super-fan! - and check out the other entries in this fun event.  The challenge was to create a 350-word flash fic involving you and two HP characters you'd love to hang out with. 

Here's mine:


I dropped the cards to the table when the jack in my hand stabbed his spade-scepter into the tip of my finger. I sucked at the blood that appeared at the point of strike.



“Must we use your Poking Poker Cards?” I asked George.


George ran a hand through his mop of red hair and grinned. His eyes scanned the shelves behind me. “I’m sure I’ve got a pair of gloves around here somewhere.”


“Oh, I saw the hot-hand gloves earlier. No, thanks. I’ll take my chances with the jacks.”


George sucked on his pipe and iridescent bubbles blew high into the air.


“What you got, Bro?” He said to the apparition sitting between us.


Fred waved a misty hand through the cards set in front of him and frowned. “I don’t know why you two insist on dealing me in every time.”


I picked up Fred’s cards. He had three kings. The King of Hearts started making kissy faces at me.


“It’s because you always win, my friend. Even when I know your cards.” I winked at him. “Besides. I like having you here. Seems like old times.”


Fred smiled and touched my hair. It was a cool breeze against my cheek.


“I could always whip you at poker, Donea.” Fred agreed.


Small licks to my palm made me squeal and I slammed Fred’s cards face down.


George laughed so hard, his pipe went flying to the floor. I punched him square in the shoulder.


“Ow. What was that for?”


“You put that snogging spell on the King of Hearts again, didn’t you?”


Fred snickered.


“Well, at least its antics let me keep an eye on the little bugger,” George said.


“Umm, I believe that’s called cheating?”


“Fine. Call.”


We laid our cards face up, turning over the two blind cards we always played with to make things fair for Fred. I had a pair of jacks. George looked pretty smug with his three aces, until he spied the two queens that paired with Fred’s kings.


“Fred wins again,” he said.


I smiled at my dear friends as he waved his hazy hands about in victory.


“As he should.”

 
:)  Happy Wednesday, everyone!

33 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

Weasleys are the best!

Jess said...

This was so much fun to read! Love those Weasley twins, and the idea of playing cards with them is too cool :)

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Loved this! So much fun! I'd pick Fred and George too :D

Sylvia Ney said...

Too cute - love those Weasley's! It would be great fun to be pals with them.

E.C. Smith said...

Oh, I love this. Awesome!

Hart Johnson said...

*falls over* Oh, this was BRILLIANT! I love the deck of cards--seem totally like a Weasley Wizard Wheezes product, even the snogging spell (which was tart-worthy, so well done there, too)--great choice in buddies and excellently written!

Heather M. Gardner said...

How nice of you not to forget Fred! Of course he would come back this way! Of course!
Great fun.
HMG

Tony Benson said...

Fabulously written, and of course, you've picked the best freinds of all :-) I loved your entry.

Carol Riggs said...

Yaaay for Fred and George! How fun to have them in a card game. Good job. :)

N. R. Williams said...

I do believe that Fred is the only ghost I would let haunt me. But I'm equally sure that he would get bored with this old muggle. Loved your post.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Marsha A. Moore said...

You captured their lovable, devious personalities so well. I'd never attempt to beat those two at poker. Too many tricks up those sleeves!

Michael Di Gesu said...

When I read Hart's comment ... I laughed... She literally took the words right out of my mouth! Fred is up to his old tricks again. LOL

Wonderful entry... super-imaginitive with the playing cards... I cracked when you got stabbed and licked.

Well done, Donea, and thanks for a truly fantastic entry.

Michael

Jen Daiker said...

Genius!!!! You are so creative, you definitely would have been hanging with the Weasley twins for sure!!!!! I loved all the little spells and tricks you came up!!!! I'm still giggling!!

DEZMOND said...

never heard of them, but they seem positively charming!

Bess Weatherby said...

Yes for the Weasleys! They are my king :)

M Pax said...

The Weasleys always struck me as the most fun.

Meredith said...

I would pick these two to be my friends, hands down! What a fun story--those playing cards are too cool!

Abby Minard said...

Omg, I'm going to cry! That was so sweet! Of course Fred would be a ghost at Hogwarts! I bet he would play so many tricks on the kids!!

Susan Fobes said...

You know, even though I didn't like Sirius, Lupin, or Tonks dying, I still am in shock about Fred. Thanks for the story!

Kari Marie said...

Your story was awesome. Poking poker cards! Fred was a huge loss in the story. Well played. (pun intended).

alexia said...

Great story! Gotta love HP.

Colene Murphy said...

AWE!! Loved it!! Great story and choices! (they are so adorable!)

Trisha said...

I LOVE those boys, I think the actors are totally sexy :D

Jeigh said...

LOVE the licking card! And Fred, ah, Fred, I still miss him. That was a hard loss. Glad to see he's still around, though! Good job :)

Carrie said...

LOVE this! Especially Fred coming back for a game. Such a lovely thought :)

Rachel Morgan said...

So clever with the poking and snogging cards!

Nas Dean said...

Loved it. Thanks for this new twist!

Caryn said...

That was so fun!

Marie Rearden said...

Oooooh. Yummy picture! Great story. I love, Love, LOVE Fred and George. Not sure how I'll get through this next movie. sniff

Thanks for sharing!

Marie at the Cheetah

Carole Anne Carr said...

They are great aren't they! Good luck with the challenge, we in the UK have started early, hope I can keep going! Carole.

Deniz Bevan said...

Great post! Love the snogging spell on the King of Hearts.

Donea Lee said...

Thanks, everyone!! I'm so glad you loved this Harry Potter flash fic as much as I do. I felt really good about this one. You know, one of those rare pieces of writing you put out there that you can come back to again and again and STILL love and not want to change a thing! Few and far between for me, so this was just awesome. I appreciate all your kind words. :)

Harry Potter. Ah, love it!

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