One hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers

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She lost her lucky wristband this morning.  Then she inadvertently walked under a ladder whilst trying to prevent a black cat crossing her path.  Didn’t work though.  

She tried stepping over a cracked paving slab,  but tripped and fell flat on her face. 

She took a mirror from her bag to survey the damage but it slipped from her hand and smashed on the ground.

She spotted a lottery scratchcard in the gutter.  But with all the bad luck she’d earned she saw no point in picking it up. 

I did though and guess what …

I didn’t win a thing!



Thanks To Rochelle for hosting and to CEAyr for the picture.

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67 thoughts on “One hundred words …

  1. hilarymb Dec 2, 2020 / 16:44

    Hi Keith – it’s the way it is … life is troubling in pandemic times … let’s hope ours doesn’t go this way … love Christine’s comment … take care – Hilary

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  2. rochellewisoff Dec 2, 2020 / 20:43

    Dear Keith,

    As Chief Dan George said, “Some days the magic works and some days it doesn’t.” I still had to chuckle.



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  3. bearmkwa Dec 3, 2020 / 15:01

    Funny one! I got a lottery ticket once as a Christmas present. It was from a family member who knew I don’t gamble, and don’t play lottery. I gave it back to them, saying thanks, but no…they scratched… didn’t win a thing. It was all I could do not to laugh, then. But now, with your story, I’m completely free to. Laughter echoes in the car, too.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 3, 2020 / 15:33

      You are indeed! A lovely tale! I always put a scratchcard inside the Christmas cards I send – as far as I know no one has ever won a thing! Thanks so much Bear.

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      • larry trasciatti Dec 4, 2020 / 15:45

        I have an obsessive interest in the humanities so expressions like that come up quite a whole lot with me

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  4. Girl in Niagara Dec 3, 2020 / 17:47

    She is having quite a day. Kind of like the year we’re all having. I love the humour in the ending.

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  5. Dale Dec 3, 2020 / 23:40

    Hahaha! There are days where we wish we could go back to bed and start over. This would be one of them.

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  6. James McEwan Dec 4, 2020 / 09:57

    Superstition and luck are the opposite sides of a battered coin. See a penny pick it up, then all day you’ll have good luck. Provided the bus doesn’t run you over as you reach for the coin.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 4, 2020 / 11:16

      Very true James! I’ve been known to stick a coin to the pavement with superglue and watch people trying to pick it up. That’s fun!

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  7. ahtdoucette Dec 4, 2020 / 18:35

    Aw! Well, it could always be worse. I’m not sure how but it probably could. 😉 Fun story!

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  8. Brenda's Thoughts Dec 4, 2020 / 20:42

    What a picture of an awful day especially for those who are superstitious. Love the deceptive tone at the end…thought for sure…I laughed!

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  9. David Stewart Dec 5, 2020 / 18:44

    Way to subvert our expectations. 🙂 Of course, if she had picked it up, she probably would have gotten a paper cut from it. Better find that lucky wristband soon. Great story.

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  10. Marja Dec 6, 2020 / 03:55

    Hi Keith Just dropping in to see how you are going. Really love this post. You are very creative!

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