Calling Shots

In 1987, a man drops an eight ball in the corner pocket, and goes home with a drunk girl impressed by this feat. Thirty years later, their son wonders if his life would’ve been better if his mother had made better choices.

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4 thoughts on “Calling Shots”

  1. Joe Ormerod says:

    I think at times we all wonder such things!

  2. Christine says:

    I like where you went with this story – it feels bigger than it actually is. Also, on a purely technical level, it was great to see a good example of answering a past-tense question using the present tense. It totally works.

  3. Meg says:

    What Christine said. The title works too.

  4. If only…but alcohol and pool make us do strange things.

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