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Monday, January 25, 2010

January drabbles - 25

“Lucky in cards – unlucky in love,” her grandma said. So Kathy, longing to be lucky in love, learned to mistrust every other type of good fortune.

When offered full-ride scholarships to famous universities, Kathy chose community college instead. When offered a place at her first-choice high-paid job, she decided to stay on as a check-out girl. But when the failed financial analyst proposed, Kathy mistook his bad luck for good-heartedness.

Kathy’s husband blamed Kathy for his poverty every day till he won the lotto. Then, mistrusting good fortune’s wiles, Kathy buried spouse and ticket together, and enrolled in poker school.