Prelude 49

“Pass.... pass…. pass....”

The cards were handed to the left, each person deep in concentration, waiting for the magic card that would make their matching set of 4.

Aaron didn't even look at his cards. He was focusing on the spoons. The goal was not to get the first spoon. The goal was not to be last.

Suddenly Jojo lunged for a spoon. Aaron followed soon after. Fiona managed to grab hold of the third spoon but had this wrenched from her hand by a very triumphant Liesel.

“Hey!” shouted Fiona. “That's not fair.”

But it was. Spoons was a tough game and there was no mercy for the slow or weak.