‘G’day mate feelin’ lucky?’
I spun around and looked at the slot machines lining the wall.
The centrepiece was, Hungry Cat.
The raised paw was inviting. I found a few yen in my pocket and decided to give it a go.
I had no idea what Hungry Cat was about so I put in my yen and pulled down on his paw.
The coins were immediately sucked in, my hand was stuck to the paw, I couldn’t withdraw, I looked and Hungry Cat was smiling a malevolent smirk, I felt a pain shoot up my arm, my brain went fuzzy, I woke up on the floor.
Awake I shook my head, my brain was in a state of confusion, clouds rolled in, thunder rumbled, a bolt of lightning sat me upright. I looked and my right arm was raised.
In horror I realised I was now a Hungry Cat. I was on the shelf.
A small girl appeared and slipped a coin into me and pulled my arm. Suddenly my eyes rolled, my mouth opened and I spat out a piece of paper.
‘Oh look daddy,’ she said. ‘It says, Feelin’ lucky? Today is your lucky day.’
Written for: http://caveofscribes.starvingactivist.com/2015/06/22/scribes-cave-picture-prompt-72/
Really interesting story! It’s suspenseful and delivers a good message about the bad side of gambling but it’s also cute.
Thank you Jess, glad you thought so. Hope you are having a good weekend.
Very welcome 🙂 looking forward to next week’s writing!
Oh, this was too scary for me, Michael–not sure how you manage to have that effect often….great writing, make no mistake that I’m criticizing. Just seems you tap into a dark place within me that I’m unaware of otherwise. Interesting.
Thank you Dell, I find it interesting that this piece would have that effect. Thank you for sharing that with me.
I think maybe it’s that a person could suddenly become a machine….and the whole concept of “luck”, which I don’t really subscribe to, at least not in a positive way. Does that clarify at all, or just make it more mizzly/muzzy/m’lurky? (Yes, I’m tired and delirious from the heat–82 degrees inside–it’s 4:12am, must go to bed with fans!)
Oh yes please do. Sleep my friend sleep.
Sounds like one of those crazy games of chance that is a chance.
Yes indeed Kim. Have a good weekend