100-Word Fiction: ‘A Safe Bet’

Oh come on, man.

No. No more. You’ll just lose it.

I won’t. I’ve been tipped off. It’s a sure thing.

You’ve said that before.

Just £20. The odds will sort us out.

You’ve said that before too.

And I won.

You didn’t. You fucked off and I was out of pocket for months.

But I gave you it back. And I did win.

Did you? How much?

I got good odds.

How much did you win?

About £600.

With my money.

But you gave it to me.

Where’s your winnings?

I spent it. But come on, just another £20.