The Phone call

Trifecta: Week Seventy


On to the weekly prompt. This week’s word is lucky.

LUCKY (adjective)

1: having good luck
2: happening by chance : fortuitous
3: producing or resulting in good by chance : favorable

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Ah,now only if I could get some “lucky” idea-sigh!Never mind,at least I manged to get a piece written ,lucky in that 😉




The Phone call


It all started with a phone call.


“Hello”,said a pleasant baritone.


“Good morning.Golden Blooms”


“Jake Plumbaum,calling from Manor House.”


Ooh,a call from Manor house & from the tycoon himself! My lucky day,thought Gloria,super excited.


 “A pleasure to be of service,”Gloria added a respectful “Sir”,as an after thought.


 Manor House needed 2 dozen long stemmed red roses,with an additional  two dozen pink tea roses,to be delivered the next morning promptly at 7.



Next morning,it so happened that her delivery boy failed to turn up,so she drove the van out herself to the Manor house.Her beautiful pink summer frock ,teamed  with white peep toes & a sun hat,made her look much younger than 23.


As  she  was coming down the steps,looking gleefully at the handsome cheque in her hand,she failed to notice the young man,looking dapper in his white polo neck tee shirt,creased white trousers, white tennis shoes,a cap set at a rakish angle, rushing up the stairs,& they collided  with each other.


This unorthodox meeting,broke the ice & orders from the Manor House became a regular feature.


Soon,Jake started visiting the shop on some pretext or the other & before she knew it,they  were dating


.It was like  a fairy tale.Their love story became the talk of the town & Gloria thought she was one lucky girl.Jake however argued that he was the lucky one!


And here she was,standing in her unusual red wedding gown.Jake said that it highlighted her auburn hair.


She could not wait to say ,”I do!”


The phone rang.


“Hello,may I speak to Miss Gloria please?”




“I am Doctor Sigmour,calling from Manor House.Am sorry but there has been a terrible accident & am afraid Jake will not make it.He wants you to take care of the flowers for his funeral.Hello…hello.. Miss Gloria?”


Gloria flung the telephone across the room  as if it was a poisonous snake!


What irony!They had both believed that each was lucky & now neither was!