Wednesday, March 19, 2014


This week Lillie McFerrin gave her readers the prompt word of “LUCKY” for which they’re required to write a Five Sentence Flash Fiction, here is my response.

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Janice never seemed to have any luck going back as far as her college years.

Although she had been voted the homecoming queen, she never could get the attention of the best looking guy on campus; instead he went for the plainest looking co-ed, who he ultimately married.

At a supermarket due to her kindest she allowed a senior citizen with four items go ahead of her on the line who won the $10,000 prize for being the store’s 1,000,000th customer.

The same thing happened at the stationery store when a senior citizen bought the instant lottery ticket she wanted to buy and won the Grand Prize.

However, today, as she read the morning paper, Janice smiled from ear to ear, because the guy she didn’t married and his wife got arrested for running a $50 million Ponzi scheme.  


  1. I love the twist in this little tale! Nicely done, my friend!

    1. THANKS for the compliment. It took me longer than I'd expected to write this one. But a commercial I saw recently gave me the idea for this one.

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    1. That two for a lovely twist at the end. Perhaps my chewing on a red Twizzler had something to do with my writing this. :-D :-D :-D