100-Word Challenge: Fortune

This is my submission to Velvet Verbosity's 100-Word Challenge:  Fortune.

And Then, She Smiled

He’d always felt that he was terminally unlucky. 
Popularity eluded him in school.  Neither jock nor nerd, he lived somewhere in the vast nothingness of invisibility.
While his friends were finding the girls of their dreams – or nightmares – he trudged into adulthood alone.  And as everyone around him settled into family life, he just… settled. 
His “career,” if you could call it that, was nothing more than a job.  Sure, he was the guy you could always count on to deliver, but nothing he delivered ever caught anyone’s notice. 
And then, just when he’d given up all hope, Fortune smiled.


  1. She does that, when all else fails. For some reason, Fortune and Hope tend to be awkward bedfellows.

    I'm glad she smiled for him, at last.

  2. She usually does, just in the nick of time. Nicely written.

  3. Very nice. Makes me want to go on reading!

  4. Such sweet ending.
    I love it.

    mine is http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com/2010/02/100-words-on-fortune-fortune-comes-in.html



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