Luck. Luck treads the line between disaster and survival. A ball loses momentum on a spinning wheel. It falls into a pocket. With one sweep, you’re merely a fool.
Surely, the glory can be regained? Borrow from those you know. Make a new bet. Borrow from strangers. Make a new bet. Make deals with the predators. Point of no return. You thought they wouldn’t hunt you down? With one sweep, you’re merely a fool.
We’re all fools here. This is our lesson of repentance. We romanced misfortune and she loved us enough to grant us omens of disaster. With no meaning left in our lives, we are shadows. Shadows that want to survive.
Take the gun. Raise the barrel to the side of your head. Maybe fortune will pity you.
They say the greatest luck is dying at the right time. Is this the right hour? Minute? Second? A ball loses momentum on a spinning wheel. It falls into a pocket.