Luck or Lack of It
For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 December 2015
Adrian sat on a beach drinking a margarita. Life couldn’t be any better.
A year ago, he was a blight on the street eking out a living collecting recyclables.
It was a tough life being homeless. What sustained him was his unshakable faith of making it big someday. Every Saturday, he bought a lotto ticket.
Luck or lack of it was in his stars.
While doing his round on a rainy day, a car hit him causing him to lose a leg. It was settled out-of-court for $3 million.
“I didn’t win the lotto,” he mused, “but I ain’t complaining.”