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It's your lucky weekend! (or not)

So this challenge idea came to me on a Friday the 13th weekend, but hopefully it will still be fun if not thematic for this one. I've got a couple of lists of superstitions to work from, and you just have to tell me if you want Good Luck, Bad Luck or Changing your Luck. The first two are the 'signs and portents' sort of superstitions - things that happen or that you do by accident which cause good or bad luck. The third would be traditional ways of bringing yourself luck, making wishes, etc. You can ask for up to three prompts total, or if you want one prompt on a theme to jumpstart an idea (such as wedding or baby superstitions, or ones from a particular culture) just ask.

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guineamania
Jun. 17th, 2016 09:48 am (UTC)
Could i have one of each please?
kahuna_burger
Jun. 17th, 2016 10:31 am (UTC)
Sure thing :

A cricket in your house is good luck.
A dog howling at night when someone in the house is sick is a bad omen.
A squat bottle with nails, broken glass or anything sharp should be placed in a wall or attic of a new house. This gives witches a pain in the womb should they approach.
crookedspoon
Jun. 17th, 2016 10:49 am (UTC)
Can I have one of each, too, please? Thank you! :D
kahuna_burger
Jun. 17th, 2016 03:11 pm (UTC)
An itchy palm means money will come your way
If a bird flies into your house a death will occur.
A buckeye in your pocket is good luck
kitmerlot1213
Jun. 17th, 2016 11:27 am (UTC)
A lovely idea!

Could I have one for Good Luck and one for Bad Luck?.
kahuna_burger
Jun. 17th, 2016 03:15 pm (UTC)
To find a penny heads up, brings good luck
To drop a dishcloth means bad luck is coming
agdhani
Jun. 17th, 2016 12:13 pm (UTC)
given what I intend to write this weekend, this might be helpful...so throw me a Good Luck, a Bad Luck, and a Changing...and I'll see what I can do :)
kahuna_burger
Jun. 17th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)
To find a horseshoe brings good luck
If you start to go somewhere and come back for something you will have bad luck.
Never shut a pocket knife someone else opened, they must shut it themselves
agdhani
Jun. 19th, 2016 02:56 am (UTC)
I've used 2 of the 3 in the just finished chapter of my wip...
Now I just have to find a way to fit a pocket knife in for the last one ;)
thtwzjustadream
Jun. 17th, 2016 01:21 pm (UTC)
I'll take one of each, too, please!
kahuna_burger
Jun. 17th, 2016 03:22 pm (UTC)
3: a lucky number that signifies strength because of the Trinity
If you carry a hoe, spade, or shovel in the house, you must carry it out the same door you came in by, or a death will follow.
Place old baby shoes in the attic to prevent witches from stealing babies. The witches are confused by the odor and take the shoes instead.
angelus2hot
Jun. 17th, 2016 03:16 pm (UTC)
May I please have one of each?
kahuna_burger
Jun. 17th, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC)
f the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.
A swarm of bees settling on a roof is an omen that the house will burn down.
Cabbage or black eyed peas on New years with some change in your pocket means all your needs (not wants) will be met during the that year
asphaltcowgrrl
Jun. 17th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC)
Ooooh... I have a character who's Romani (gypsy) so this should be so much fun. So, one of each please! And let's hope for lots of kushti bok (good luck) for us all. :D
kahuna_burger
Jun. 17th, 2016 04:23 pm (UTC)
The Gypsies say that to find anything red means luck in love. If you find a piece of red thread, red wool, a red button, or whatever, pick it up and carry it with you for luck. It serves as an amulet.
It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same match.
Pictures of an elephant bring luck, but only if they face a door.
simplyn2deep
Jun. 17th, 2016 11:47 pm (UTC)
can I have 3 of Changing your Luck
kahuna_burger
Jun. 18th, 2016 01:46 am (UTC)
Crossing your fingers helps to avoid bad luck and helps a wish come true.
If one has a realistic bad dream, the next morning breakfast must be eaten before the dream can be mentioned or discussed. Otherwise, the bad dream will come true.
Put salt on the doorstep of a new house and no evil can enter.
erinm_4600
Jun. 18th, 2016 02:20 pm (UTC)
One of each, please!
kahuna_burger
Jun. 18th, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC)
A cat onboard a ship is considered to bring luck.
To break a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. The cure: to bury the pieces, or run them in a stream.
A wish made upon seeing the first robin in spring will come true - but only if you complete the wish before the robin flies away.
erinm_4600
Jun. 20th, 2016 01:57 am (UTC)
Thank you!
flipflop_diva
Jun. 19th, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
This is really late, but if possible, could I get one of each please? I am in need of some inspiration these days!
kahuna_burger
Jun. 19th, 2016 10:24 pm (UTC)
Sorry to be even later, had an after-work migraine.

Three butterflies together mean good luck.
If you say good-bye to a friend on a bridge, you will never see each other again.
If an eyelash falls out, put it on the back of the hand, make a wish and throw it over your shoulder. If it flies off the hand the wish will be granted.
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