The 4.55

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A short Horse racing and gambling story of how fate can smile on you one moment only to crush you seconds later. ‘I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.’ - Paulo Coelho


Submitted: February 23, 2020

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Peter Piper

Hi there, just read your story, a bit dark for me I prefer a happy ending! Having said that, the story should be a lesson to all of us mug punters. I came at racing from the other end. If you get the opportunity have a look at my story "The Proposal" regards Peter.

Wed, March 25th, 2020 2:56pm


Hi Peter
Thanks for your comment. I do tent to right from a bleak side of life or though that’s the complete opposite to my own mindset.
I look forward to reading your story and will let you know my thoughts. If you get a chance I would be grateful to know your thoughts on another short story I wrote.
And you are right nothing in life is certain - and in particular gambling. I followed horse racing all my life and have witnessed some tragic situations caused by people’s gambling habits.
Speak soon
Peter (my name too)

Wed, March 25th, 2020 9:18am

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