“THE LOTTERY TICKETS” – Short story by Royden V. Chan 1995

“THE LOTTERY TICKETS”

Short story by Royden V. Chan 1995

Tumereng Landing 1960 Mazaruni River Guyana

According to the Buddha, man himself is the maker of his own destiny. He has none to blame for his lot since he alone is responsible for his own life. He makes his own life for better or for worse.

When you read the tale of Aubrey and Elsie Robinson, you can decide if this is true or if we are powerless pawns manipulated by conditions and circumstances beyond our control.

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  • Cathy  On May 25, 2018 at 9:25 am

    This is a very nice piece. I really enjoyed reading this short story and liked how this little “slice of life” was packaged into a series of personal, heartfelt, letters.

    After reading I was able to get a good sense of what these two people, Aubrey and Elsie, were going through during this time, and living apart for so many years. I also especially liked how the author was able to incorporate a bit of Guyanese history into the storyline as well.

    Well done!

    • Royden Chan  On May 25, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks for your comment Cathy. I am glad that you liked the epistolary format I used. I really works well with certain literary themes.

  • Cathy  On May 25, 2018 at 10:29 am

    This is a very nice piece. I really enjoyed reading this short story and liked how this little “slice of life” was packaged into a series of personal, heartfelt, letters.

    After reading I was able to get a good sense of what these two people, Aubrey and Elsie, were going through during this time, and living apart for so many years. I also especially liked how the author was able to incorporate a bit of Guyanese history into the storyline as well.

    Well done!

  • Cathy  On May 25, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    I really enjoyed reading your short story Royden, and liked how you packaged this little “slice of life” into a series of personal,heartfelt letters. After reading I was able to get a good sense of what these two people, Aubrey and Elsie, were going through, during this time, and being apart for so many years. I also liked how you were able to incorporate some Guyanese history into the storyline as well.

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