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Lucky I Guess Part 2

After speaking with Charlie for almost an hour, the young lad invited me to his home. When I entered the front door, I froze. There was hardly anything there. No pictures on the walls. No television. No stereo. No washer. No dryer. Hardly any food in the refrigerator. No color. No life. Barren and empty. I watched the young boy - correct me; the young man - lead the playful puppy into his Mom's bedroom. Charlie shyly introduced me to his Mom and we became friends ever since that awkward and poignant moment. Charlie's mother, like he, was a charismatic and wonderful person. Their beauty resonated in their eyes and their smiles - but mostly, it echoed from their hearts. I silently felt the smooth envelope in my pocket. I thought: "God didn't bless me with monetary fortune." He granted and blessed me with something more. So much more. Before I left that day - I still remember Charlie asking me: "Hey, Mister...what's you're name?" I sort of chuckled and replied: "Um...I'm Santa Claus!" The young man giggled and shouted: "Hey, Santa...what should we name the puppy?" I paused: "Lucky...I guess." Bursting into laughter Charlie chimed: "LUCKY...I like the name, Lucky!" Catching a swallow, I replied: "Me too." "Will I see you again, Santa?" A second shiver and a pause: "Yes, Charlie...yes you will." The $25,00.00, you ask? Well, let's just say the newly employed somebody is now happily married to a beautiful and loving wife, spends all of his free time with a handsome, affectionate son, Charlie, in a cozy and quaint home...and plays Frisbee with a very, very, very... LUCKY dog. And me? Well, I'm the one who was lucky, I guess. And the moral of the story...well, it had nothing to do with money. It was about destiny and small miracles and good fortune...and love. "HONEY, CHARLIE...LUCKY....I'm home!" I'm home... For: Carol Brown I Helped The Needy contest (This is Part II of the story)

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Date: 2/5/2011 12:44:00 PM
Thanks for your comments, Kory. This poem is going to do well in Carol's contest! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 2/5/2011 12:17:00 AM
wow, Kory, this is really good. I would say your forte is story telling!! A long time ago I helped with a small magazine and I would have told the editor to snatch this one right up for a flash story!! A high rating to this one, and thanks so much for your much enjoyed comments I received from you today. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 2/4/2011 4:09:00 PM
Great one reads like a winner to me...Enjoyed reading your story about life...Your presence at my work was very encouraging...Good luck in the contest...Sara
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Date: 1/31/2011 12:11:00 PM
Gee, this is amazing, Kory. What an uplifting story with the perfect ending. Having "Santa" marry the mom and adopt Charlie as his own (as well as the dog) brought tears to my eyes. Surely THE winner in Carol's contest! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 1/30/2011 2:34:00 PM
OMG so GOOD, Now what you will do about it NOT fitting on 1 page I don't know. I wrote a beauty called When Madness Rides on Moonlight and it had to go in 2 parts...and so I can never use it to compete with...grrrrr. Def. 7 Kory to my fav's, Light & Love
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Date: 1/30/2011 9:35:00 AM
Really a great story you have penned here, Kory! Enjoyed the second part as well as the first one! This story should be a winner!...All the best!...Gert
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