Acquisition of Ecstacy
An exotic title but all is revealed. This is how Max obtained his spaceship, or so it’s said.
so. it is the far future – but there are still playing cards 😉
There is a precedence for this; Chris Wooding‘s Retribution Falls features cards, even a unique card game so I feel I’m in good company. When it comes to how Max actually did acquire his shuttle, he keeps his cards close to his chest. Maybe they should have been a digital deck or a quantum Queen of Hearts or even nanotech etched numbers but the old school pieces of thick, stiff card will suffice for the purposes of this story.
As to whether six is lucky, it seems to be for Max. For the Japanese, 8 is a lucky number, like-wise in Chinese culture and for the Chinese, six is considered, if not lucky, then positive.
There’s something rakish about green baize and pristine white cards laid out across its expanse and even though I’m no gambling man, I’d lay good odds that Max’s fair hand will win the day.
She’s called the Ecstasy, Max’s ship that is. XTC – Ecstasy. Geddit? We’ve been making plans for a long time and our senses have been working overtime. It’s not easy making Science Friction.
Thank you XTC
Peace and webcomics