Why I Love to Play Hearts

108 words published on March 12th

That’s easy. You’d think it’s because I like hanging out with people and having a good time. It’s not. This is why I like to play hearts:

ONE. Everyone’s allowed to pass cards they’re not sure they can handle. Most of the time.

TWO. You want some queens. Not ALL queens. Some queens are a pain in the ass. Some are quite lovely.

THREE. When you risk everything, you shoot the moon. Got that? Shoot. The. Moon. That’s big. That’s beautiful. 

I can play canasta if I want to hang out and munch on licorice. Hearts are different. Hearts hold secrets. Hearts tell the truth.