An Unlucky Accident
“One for sorrow, two for joy…”
“What does it mean?” His son asked.
“You should salute a single magpie to cancel out any bad luck,” his dad said. “Or something unfortunate will happen. Two for joy means something good.”
“Did you not do that before your ladder slipped?” His son questioned, eyeing his father’s plaster cast.
“No. My bad luck, huh.”
“Hmm,” his son answered, walking away. He didn’t like to tell his father that he’d been riding his bike and accidently knocked against the ladder causing it to slip. Thank goodness he’d just seen two magpies thereby escaping punishment!
Story #39 was pulled out of Drabble #2 by the request of the writer.