for Museum and Library Service Finalist

Magic Mah Jongg

Magic Mah Jongg by Allisa Perlmutter (a Short Story Contest entry) 

The tiles were moved around in an attempt to scramble the winds, dragons and jokers so a new hand could be played. It was a familiar ritual. There is nothing titillating about the game yet it somehow resonates. Like life it is making choices quickly and being able to change course without a flinch. It was just another Mah Jongg Monday. Hoping for a joker to announce my win.