The game of life

Popshot magazine / Issue 8 / Birth / October 2012

Beneath my feet, the cardboard floor was a cucumber-green square with the words Pay Day etched onto it. I collected my rainbow money ready to save for my imaginary house. The best house, of course. The rules are easy, whoever finishes with the most money, wins. So I followed the snaking path, graduating college in a few spins of the roulette dice, but it set me back a fair bit. I could barely afford baked beans. But hopefully it would pay off later down the line when picking from the career deck.

Laura raced ahead of me, opting for the career route, without the pretend debt. I had a few more LIFE tokens than her…

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Published by FJ Morris

Author & Director of Oxford Flash Fiction Prize. West Country bumpkin who can't kill anything but characters. Loves to grow big stories and big plants. Always looking for omens and four leaf clovers.

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