Thursday, March 17, 2016

Unlucky Lucille

Today's story is by my daughter and I

Lucille Guiney was not a very lucky girl. She woke up late one morning. She didn't get to eat breakfast which was her favorite, chocolate chip pancakes with syrup, whip cream and a cherry on top. She stepped in a puddle on her way to school and ruined her dress. It was her favorite dress too. It was purple with pink pockets.

In school, she realized she had forgotten her homework.  She looked through her backpack several times. It wasn't there. She got so upset about it that she had trouble paying attention in class.

"Lucille," the teacher said, "Can you answer the next question, please?"

"What?" asked Lucille. Her mouth hung open in confusion. She didn't even know what they were doing. The other kids all started laughing hysterically. Lucille was so totally humiliated. 

"Alright, that's enough." declared her teacher, Miss Mary. The other kids stopped laughing. However, it was too late, Lucille did not feel any better.

The rest of the day was pretty similar. Lucille couldn't wait to go home. On her way home, she tripped and fell on the ground. "Just my luck." she quietly said to herself. She was brushing herself off when she noticed she had landed in a patch of clover. She leaned down to look closer. She couldn't believe it, right in front of her was a 4 leaf clover! She wondered if it was really lucky. "Ah, probably not." she said, but she picked it up to show it to her Mom anyway. She put it in her dress pocket.

When she got home, her mother had a delicious plate of freshly baked double chocolate chip cookies with caramel and fudge for her. They were her favorite, but her mom hardly ever made them. They were delicious.

After Lucille ate, she did her homework. It was really easy. She made sure to put it in her backpack right after.  

Just when she was finished with her homework, the phone rang. Mommy answered. She talked for a little while and seemed really excited. "That's great!" she exclaimed happily smiling towards Lucille. "That's really great!" Lucille couldn't wait to hear what was going on. "That was your Principal." explained her mother.  "You have been chosen to be in the Geography Bee, and if you win you can get a college scholarship."

Lucille didn't know what to think. "Really?" she asked in disbelief.

"Really." replied her Mom. "I'm so proud of you." She hugged Lucille. 

Lucille started jumping up and down excitedly.  She couldn't wait to tell everybody. She hurried to call her Grandma. 

Grandma was really happy for her "This calls for a special celebration." she declared.  "Where would you like me to take you?" she asked.

"Can we please go out for ice cream?" asked Lucille.

"That sounds good to me. I'll pick you up after school tomorrow." replied Grandma.

"I can't wait!" said Lucille excitedly.

After she got off the phone, she told her mother. "I can't believe how much my luck has changed. I guess four leaf clovers really are lucky. I found one this afternoon and ever since then good things have been happening to me."

"Oh." replied her Mother.

Lucille didn't think her mother believed her. "Here let me show you." she declared reaching into her dress pocket and pulling out the clover. She handed it to her mother.

Her mother took it and examined it. "I'm sorry, honey, but this is only a three leaf clover." Mommy showed her that the  one of the leaves was ripped in two.

"What!" exclaimed Lucille, "but what about all my good luck." 

"Maybe, your just a lucky girl." replied her mother.

"But what about before?" asked Lucille. "My luck wasn't good at all."

"Luck can change." explained Mom.

"I'm glad mine did!" stated Lucille with a big smile on her face.

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