Friday Fictioneers: Third Time Lucky



Third Time Lucky


That bill had come in last week. The electricity looked in doubt after Felix was laid off when the company closed down. His mother was severely disabled. His father had went ‘in search of himself’ when Felix was four. It was down to him to provide and give his mother the comfortable life she ensured he had.

He wasn’t getting anywhere. Maybe it would be third time lucky. He put the bill to the back of his mind (as far back), checked that his teeth were white in a shop window and went in the direction of his next interview.


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30 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Third Time Lucky

  1. neilmacdon says:

    I wonder whether the origin of the third time lucky superstition is the same reason it was considered unlucky to light three cigarettes off the same match in the trenches in the first world war. An enemy sniper would see the flare of the match, sight on the second light, and fire at the third. Here’s hoping for Felix

  2. Nobbinmaug says:

    That is far too often a harsh reality. Nicely written.

  3. Laurie Bell says:

    I hope he gets it! What a tough time for Felix. Mind you… electricity bills are stupidly unaffordable

  4. draliman says:

    I hope he gets the job, it sounds like he and his mum are going through a rough time.

  5. Great piece, true to life, lekkie bills make me scream.
    Knock knock
    Whoโ€™s there?
    Felix who?
    Felix my lolly Iโ€™ll punch him.
    Sorry bad joke, couldnโ€™t resist!

  6. Let’s hope he gets the job this time.A difficult position to be in.

  7. Dale says:

    Such a reality for too many.

  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Here’s hoping his luck is about to change – sounds like he could do with it!

  9. gahlearner says:

    I too hope he gets the job. They seem to have a tough time.

  10. plaridel says:

    one isn’t truly lost until he gives up. more luck to him.

  11. Tannille says:

    Some times life keeps kicking good people down.

  12. Dear Lisa,

    Here’s hoping Felix gets the job. Nicely written.



  13. Hopefully, his future will be brighter. No pun intended … : )
    Isadora ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  14. Poor Felix, I hope he is successful!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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