Scribe’s Cave Picture Prompt #72 = Feelin’ Lucky?


‘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.’

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9 Responses to Scribe’s Cave Picture Prompt #72 = Feelin’ Lucky?

  1. skyllairae says:

    Really interesting story! It’s suspenseful and delivers a good message about the bad side of gambling but it’s also cute.

  2. DELL CLOVER says:

    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.

      • DELL CLOVER says:

        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.

  3. Sounds like one of those crazy games of chance that is a chance.

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