Ford, a gambler from New Orleans who believed The Apocalypse was coming, went all in on a final midnight hand of poker. His bluff was called, and both bets were lost.
Beaulieu, a professional actor, played the role of a master con man on a Broadway stage for more than three years. After the production ended, he continued in the same role, until the FBI ended his successful run seven years later in New Orleans.
Seeking moment of rest/comfort/peace in midst of hellish war of life. A hot cup of coffee. A damn sandwich. A kind word in passing. Any-fucking-thing. Nights or weekends. Weekdays fine too. Apply within immediately.
Lacking a story, the writer turned to bourbon, which turned into a night in jail and seven new stories in the bank.
After a long week of closing complex deals, the Devil was really looking forward to the weekend.