“Ok, that’s easy”, he thought. “It’s a sign, it must be. I have to pick Door Number Three. But wait a second; I shouldn’t be making any hasty decisions here. I really need the money. My wife left me in huge debt, I was fired last month, I lost my house and my dog ran away.
“Yeah, I need to think this through. Who’s to say Jimmy was speaking to me when he wrote that song? Holy shit, this could be a trick!
“Well ok… if it’s not Door Number Three, then it has to be Door Number One or Two. Jeez, I got a 50-50 chance now, right? Yeah, now I’m on the right track.
“So, which one is it, then? Ok, let’s see. I was born on November 1st, and I’ve never been lucky, so Door Number One can’t be a good idea. And my wife left me on January 2nd, which is a two and, fuck, that seems sorta lucky to me…now that I think about it. I’m goin’ for Door Number 2”
As it turned out, Contestant #2 was right; the grand prize of $25,000 was behind Door Number Two. It’s funny, though, how things turned out. That $25,000 wasn’t really enough to cover all his debts, with taxes and all, but somehow, another door opened for him that day.
After appearing on national television, Contestant #2 was sought out far and wide. He wrote one of those self-help books, which sold millions of copies: How to Use Your Natural Analytical Skills to Make Critical Decisions.
I wrote this for the Week 75 Trifecta Writing Challenge where we are to write a 33-333 word composition using the word “door” in the context of a means of access to, or an opportunity for, success.
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