‘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.’