My story, Luck On Her Side, is in the Autumn Special issue of The People’s Friend. As you can probably guess from the title and illustration, the story is about luck. I got the idea after hearing someone say ‘you were lucky’ to a friend who’d suffered a minor mishap. Of course they meant he was lucky not to have been more seriously inconvenienced, but it got me thinking – can what initially seem like bad luck actually be the opposite?
It can of course, in fiction at least. Not only did I get to use that idea in the story, but I also managed to work in some poetry. That’s not a strong point of mine, so I have to come up with ingenious ways to try to get it published. On this occasion, I was lucky!