Trying to make money off the grid, John Charming discovers an underground poker tournament where the hors d'oeuvres are made of human flesh and the players are gambling with much more than their money. All bets are off.
This is a short story from contemporary fantasy author, Elliott James, within his Pax Arcana world. The first of his novels, Charming and Daring, are available now.
Word count: ~12,300
Other Pax Arcana Short Fiction: Charmed I'm Sure Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls Pushing Luck Surreal Estate Dog-Gone Bulls Rush In Talking Dirty