• Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 4d

    Constance’s intake of breath is a sharp hiss. She and Teo study the array of screens in her office, their attention fixed on the screen displaying what is designated Gaming Room 7: Patricia – in nothing but her tiny g-string – sinks ball after ball. The guys in the room groan. Patricia pockets the black ball. There is no fuss about her victory. Some of the guys quit the room – there’s only half as many as were in there when Joy played Patricia. Unceremoniously, Patricia draws another ticket from her hat and calls out the number. No response. Whoever owned the raffle ticket is long gone. As is the…