Here's my piece for Trifecta Week 70 using the third definition of Lucky
1: having good luck
2: happening by chance : fortuitous
3: producing or resulting in good by chance : favorable
I Should Be So Lucky
That morning their mother tried to shake Celeste and Sheena awake but they were locked in a deep restless sleep.
Weird and incomprehensible words streamed from their mouths.
Celeste sat up and screamed.
"What is it?" her mother asked.
"We went back to the nineteen eighties."
"But how could you?" said their mother. "That's totally impossible."
Sheena sat up and stared at her sister.
"I don't understand. What was that?"
"Oh God! All we wanted was to find out about fashion."
"We shouldn't have been so curious."
"I feel violated."
"So much spandex."
"All those shoulder pads."
"It's just a nightmare," said their mother, as she watched their pale, sweaty faces contort in agony. "It's going to be okay."
The night before, Sheena and Celeste had belted themselves into the time machine located at the back of their closet, behind piles of identical breathing suits in shades of beige and grey.
The question that burned into their brains night and day was,What was fashion? That was what the sisters were dying to find out.
Yet the machine they had built would not travel back from the present 2257 to pre-2050, to the time when people lived on Earth, until global warming made the ice caps melt and the rivers rise, until pollution was so thick it burnt the insides of their lungs and they had no choice but to move to Mars or die.
As the time machine juddered into life Sheena noticed that her pet rat, Bleepers, had gnawed through some of the wires. The time dial was spinning like it never had before. The sisters shrieked with excitement as they watched it race back in time: 2045, 2025, 2000 ....
Oh my God! It was their lucky day. Yes indeed, maybe Bleepers would change their fortunes.
"Thank you Bleepers!" Sheena shrieked, slamming her fist on the dashboard. "We're heading to 1982! This is it Celeste.We're going to find out what fashion really means! Woohoo!"