In the Cards
Yahweh peered at
over His cards.
``Why do You suppose,'' He asked meaningfully, ``that I always
to attract so many ladies? See and raise five.''
``The same reason so many men are drawn to Me,'' She replied absently.
``No one wants to think that their sex is responsible for reality. See Your
five and call.''
``It has been said that there are many rooms in My mansion,'' Yahweh
boomed confidently, ``But Lo! My house is full. Queens over Jacks,
``Four fives...'' Eris began, then paused. ``Oh, no,'' She corrected
Herself. ``Oh, that's much better.'' Eris hurriedly switched Her cards
around, a smile spreading across Her face. ``What is the difference,'' She
asked excitedly, ``between two Fools and a King?''
``Er,'' Yahweh responded, a bit flustered, ``A crown?''
``Not quite, but that's the guess I would expect from You,'' Eris
replied, laying down Her hand, ``As you can see, there is no
difference. Kings over fives, by the way. A winning hand and a
new twist on an old puzzle. Oh, I am hot tonight. You've gotten
around to the whole night/day thing, right? Oh, You must have or You
wouldn't be resting, I suppose.''
Yahweh looked down at Her hand, astonished and even more confused.
``But there weren't any Jokers in the deck!'' He managed.
``Oh, Hon,'' Eris said, smiling a bit sadly as She gathered Her
winnings from the center of the table, ``There are always Jokers in