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By maccor2 Nov 21, 2010 489 Words
Making Your Own Luck

I should never have thrown the chain letter away. The letter clearly warned me that if I did, I would have one day of bad luck. I did not believe it, so I threw the silly piece of paper in the garbage. I thought the friend who sent me the letter was just a superstitious fool. Letters do not bring you luck. You make your own! That night, however, as I fell asleep, I had the uncomfortable feeling that something was not quite right.

When I woke up the next morning, I was surprised to find that I had overslept and would be late for work. As I rushed down the stairs to eat a quick breakfast, I tripped over my bag and I broke the CD which I forgot to leave on my boss’ desk last night for her early meeting. I thought that I had to arrive to the office as quickly as possible to make another copy. By then, the meeting had started, so I rush to get my car and be on the office so rapidly.

On my way to work, I decided to take a shortcut an old part of town. Close to my office, I noticed a traffic jam. Suddenly, I heard a noisy ambulance behind me and the driver was asking to move my car. I could not believe that everyone had moved theirs cars except me! After a while, I finally arrived to work. While I was parking I thought “Do not worry, nothing worse could happen to you today”.

When I arrived at work, I found a note on my desk from my boss. She wanted to see me right away. I took a deep breath and walked into her office. As I stepped inside, I noticed a scowl on her face. Obviously, she scolded me for arriving late and for not had left the presentation for her meeting. She had had to remember many amounts by herself without any help. Due she was furious, she gave a memorandum. At 8 o’clock I left my office and went home feeling very disappointed.

Finally, after a long and difficult day, I returned home to find that my air conditioner was broken. I could not take it anymore! It had been the worst day of my life, and I did not want anything else to happen. I rushed to the garbage can and dug around for the chain letter I had thrown away the day before. It was covered with coffee grounds and potato peels, but I could still read the words: “Send ten copies of this letter to your friends and you will have good luck for a year.” I sat down at the kitchen table and began to make copies for ten of my friends. They could take their chances, but I was not going to have any more bad luck!

Monica Crespo
Level 4B

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