Guardian “Angel”

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

“You’re the luckiest man I know.”

“Just my guardian angel.” Pete winked as he collected the cash.

It had been a running joke, but Pete more than half believed it. 

He was lucky; extremely lucky.

It wasn’t just all of the good things that seemed to happen to him, it was missing the bad.

Later, celebrating with a third martini, Pete somehow tripped off of the balcony.

He’d never been seriously injured before, but there was something about that landing…

The shadow that appeared was ominous.

“You’ve had a good run of it, Petie, but time to pay the price.”

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Word count = 100

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53 thoughts on “Guardian “Angel”

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      A dark past.. or a dark present. The source of that luck may have been something else besides an “angel”, or perhaps it was an angel, but a fallen one. Wealth, fame and all of that can be yours, at a small price. As to me, no, no envy. I have been far more blessed than most and do not want a larger slice of the pie.

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  1. granonine

    Trent, this is outstanding. Thought-provoking. I don’t believe in luck, never have. I like what Russell said about “not luck, BLESSING!” But sometimes we use up the blessing with poor, thoughtless decisions.

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  2. Russell Gayer

    An elderly lady scolded my wife once for saying she was lucky. “There’s no such thing as luck,” she said. “Honey, you were BLESSED.” Neither of us have ever forgotten that.

    As for Pete, perhaps he took his blessing for granted. And, there’s also that old saying, “Don’t push your luck.”

    Great story story, Trent. Very well written.

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