A while back I read a story at ASSTR by an author named SHATTIMS, called "Playing The Advantage." I liked that story a lot. As sometimes happens, my mind took things a little further than SHATTIMS did in his story. So I wrote to him and asked him if I could do my own version of it. He most generously told me to take a whack at it. I have shamelessly used some of his original work, particularly in the first half of the story, but that's because it was good.
I'd appreciate it if you'd thank him for his generosity by reading his original work, which can be found at the following link:
It turns out that SHATTIMS also writes under the name of Wayward One at Storiesonline. The same story, for all intents and purposes, was posted there under the title "Cindy Plays With the Guys," as the first story in his Poker Plot Series. So you can read it there, along with the rest of the series, if you so desire. Bob
Author's Comment: It is said Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. This is an examination of that old saying with only one word changed: Hell hath no fury like a woman scammed.