Think back about …

Dice

December 4th is National Dice Day. Many games incorporate these six-sided cubes, and some, such as craps, consist entirely of throwing dice and betting on the outcome. Think back … did you ever play dice games, or board games that used dice? Have you solved probability problems using dice? Hung fuzzy dice from your rear-view mirror? Been in a situation where you thought the dice were - literally or figuratively - loaded against you? Share your dice stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

The Cheating Paramours
Maybe male chauvinism had forced Lily and Carmelita to become the better monopolists.
Spinning for Hanukkah Gelt
You probably don’t have to be Jewish to know about the Hanukkah game called Dreidel. It’s a betting game where each player [...]
Tumbling Dice
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Board games with dice, mah jongg with dice, and the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York.
Lucky Lady
Going into business is always dicey, you might even say a crap shoot, but I have a habit of it.  Back in the early ‘90s, I [...]
Tossing the Dice
Not easy for a woman who hates to gamble. But nothing in life is ever a sure bet.
Backgammon, 1975
After our Brandeis graduation in May, 1974, Christie relocated from Chicago to Boston that autumn. She stayed a year before [...]
No Dice (A Double RetroFlash*)
There’s just one thing I’d say About the games I did play Where two dice you would roll To move along towards your goal [...]

New Stories on Old Prompts

To an Athlete Dying Young
I remember that day so vividly,  it’s hard to believe it’s been almost 60 years. In the fall of 1963 I was in my senior year [...]
Prompted By Poetry
December 6, 2021

Past Stories You May Have Missed

What’s Goin’ On
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“What do you remember about Watergate?” asks this week’s prompt. I am finding it a very difficult question [...]
Prompted By Watergate
February 21, 2018
Trips
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In 1967, I was one year out of college and living in Berkeley. The new wild world was all around me–long hair on [...]
Prompted By Altered States
April 25, 2016

Think back about …

Dice

December 4th is National Dice Day. Many games incorporate these six-sided cubes, and some, such as craps, consist entirely of throwing dice and betting on the outcome. Think back … did you ever play dice games, or board games that used dice? Have you solved probability problems using dice? Hung fuzzy dice from your rear-view mirror? Been in a situation where you thought the dice were - literally or figuratively - loaded against you? Share your dice stories forward.

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