Title: The Chain
Author: Adam Y.
“McNabb skating down the ice, up on a breakaway, approaching the Blazers net… McNabb takes the shot. He SCORESSS!!!” screams the Rebels commentator.
I always knew my special chain on my neck supposedly gave me good luck. But, I didn’t think it was enough to have me leading the Western Hockey League in Points, Goals and Assists this season.
The chain was shaped in a weird way, a semi-circle with a divot on the straight side. I never knew where I got it. My parents say I was born with it, like we all were. My parents told me that before their time, people didn’t have chains. Sure they had good luck charms but nothing as real as this.
I think my grandpa tells the story in the best way. “It was a dark, cloudless November evening in the year 1997. A man by the name of Elijah Harris discovered something, a locket with a semi-circle and a divot on the straight side. Just like mine. Supposedly he picked it up and put it on. He later found a great fortune. He gives the credit to his locket. Elijah said to his son on his deathbed, “The next person to have this locket shape you must find him.”
To this day no one has had that shape. I do, and good luck has come to me ever since. People have always questioned me about and I just shrug and say, “I was born with it. Like no one else ever was.”