Just Play the Game

Just Play the Game

by Amber D. Sistla
     
 

In this short story, government decisions are based on the outcomes of violent tlachtli games. The player Ollin has always performed his civic duties honorably. When he is disgraced and sidelined without pay, he is desperate for money to pay for his father's medicine. A foreigner offers him money and the chance to play again, but will the cost be one Ollin can

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Overview

In this short story, government decisions are based on the outcomes of violent tlachtli games. The player Ollin has always performed his civic duties honorably. When he is disgraced and sidelined without pay, he is desperate for money to pay for his father's medicine. A foreigner offers him money and the chance to play again, but will the cost be one Ollin can accept? Part of "Break Bites".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011483561
Publisher:
Amber D. Sistla
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
117 KB

Meet the Author

Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Jim Baen's Universe, Postcripts, Cosmos, Bull Spec, and Daily Science Fiction. She is an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

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