I tossed enough to cover the bet onto the table. It was Jane’s money, anyway; it seemed appropriate. The jingle got everyone’s attention, especially Miles’.
“Eddie LaCrosse,” he said when he recognized me. “What a surprise. What brings you to Four Chops?” He sounded sick to his stomach.
“You do. Finish this hand, then you’re leaving.”
Eddie LaCrosse appears in the story “Finger Stakes” by Alex Bledsoe, published in The New Hero Volume 2.
Alex Bledsoe grew up in West Tennessee, an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (birthplace of Tina Turner). He now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for mustard and trolls. Find more of his iconic hero Eddie LaCrosse in the novels The Sword-Edged Blonde, Burn Me Deadly, Dark Jenny and Wake of the Bloody Angel. You can find him online at alexbledsoe.com.
All New Hero artwork by Gene Ha.
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