Welcome to the YA Indie Carnival. This week’s topic is Friday the 13th. Do you suffer from Paraskevidekatriaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th)? If so, here’s a superstition refresher for good luck on one of the year’s unluckiest days.
13: When you move, throw your broom away. It is unlucky to bring an old broom into a new house.
12: When salt is spilled, toss it over your left shoulder quick to prevent the bad luck that spilled salt brings.
11. A sailor wearing an earring cannot drown.
10. Singing at the dinner table is bad luck.
9. Saying the word “rabbits” on the first day of the month brings good luck all month long.
8. Clothing worn inside out will bring good luck.
7. To be lucky, a horseshoe should be hung with the open end up. If it is hung with the open end down, all the good luck will fall out. A horseshoe in the bedroom will keep bad dreams away.
6. If you change your bed sheets on Friday the 13th, you will have bad dreams all night.
5. Fridays always have the best or worst weather of the whole week.
4. If it rains on Easter Sunday, it will also rain on the next 7 Sundays after.
3. Giving a knife to a friend is bad luck and will result in the end of the friendship. The receiver can bypass this by giving them a coin in return.
2. Catching a falling leaf in autumn will ensure good health all winter.
1. If the soup is salty, that means the cook is in love.
Check out Friday the 13th excerpts and more from these participating YA indie authors…
|Laura A. H. Elliott||Heather Herself||Amy Jones||T.R. Graves|
|Suzy Turner||Cheri Schmidt||Rachel Coles||K.C. Blake|
|Patti Larsen||Dani Snell||Fisher Amelie||M. Leighton|
|Kimberly Kinrade||Cidney Swanson||Melissa Pearl||Courtney Cole|