Are you feeling Lucky? SoCS 14th August

Linda Hill is our host for the Stream of Consciousness Saturday (on Fridays).

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “luck.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!
It was just his luck to land face down in a puddle. The brats had been arguing and he suddenly found himself airborne, the family vehicle racing off down the road leaving him to fate.
He was getting wet, and that would not do his insides any good at all, but to be honest there wasn’t much he could do. Other cars sped by, missing him by inches, then one stopped and reversed, opened the door, and lifted him into warmth and comfort.
All right!!! he thought. No screamers in the back, gentle fingers, maybe this was his lucky day after all.

Or not.
He hurt, though they tried to be kind. His innards were removed and as he sat lopsided and empty on the bench, he watched his inner self being rotated back and forth, round and round. He felt dizzy.
Somewhere along the line he’d lost an eye, and his nose was bent, so sniffing was out of the question, it was too painful.
It took an hour.
He was given a new eye and could see brilliantly, repacked and gently stitched, with a new nose too, then put on the shelf with a variety of others of all shapes and sizes.
The Old Guy took charge.
‘I’m Grandad,’ he said. ‘Looks like you’ve been through the wars lad, but they’ve fixed you up a treat. What’s your name?’
He blushed.
‘I don’t have one.’
‘Oh that won’t do. We’ll call you Lucky. Welcome to the Hug.’

This was our collection of bears before we bought the boat. Sadly most of them, including Lucky, were donated to charity and hopefully have found loving children to watch over.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Are you feeling Lucky? SoCS 14th August

  1. Sadje says:

    Great story Di

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    I loved it! I had no idea what it or he/she was.
    Excellent write!

  3. Carol anne says:

    Awe! that story was adorable Di! I enjoyed it immensely! ❤

  4. Oh. I loved the reveal at the end. Never thought it was a teddy.. I’m glad that you saved him. And that was a lovely collection of teddies.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely story Di 💜

  6. Beautifully penned. Great ending. Great collection

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