Joe Barton has a can-do attitude and has always done any task his boss has asked of him without question or fail. But when his boss makes a bet with a coworker, can he withstand the repercussions?

10% of the profits from this short story will be donated to Jericho Road Community Health Center 

About the Author:

J. Patrick Henry, a retired public servant, progressed from composing memos and other legal mumbo jumbo to more personal prose, both fiction and non-fiction. His work has appeared in more than a dozen on-line and print publications. Links to these works are available at He is currently working on a fourth novel, soon to join three others  resting comfortably on his bookshelf and awaiting a good home somewhere. Jericho Road Community Health Center, which provides opportunities for refugees, the under-served and the marginalized of Buffalo, NY to be healthy, educated, and whole, will receive 100% of the author’s share of royalties from his stories on Write Out. 

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