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Weekend Challenge: Superstitious

So I had other plans for our Weekend Challenge this week up until I realized what today's date is . . .

How can I possibly pass up such an important date??

So pick a number, 1 - 70, or more, and I'll give you the corresponding superstition in hopes of inspiring you to create a fanwork of your choosing that somehow relates to that old superstition!

Our "weekend" challenges now close at midnight on Thursday night, so you'll have our week to (hopefully) be inspired!

Rewards I'm offering? Black cat banners, icons, sig tags, and drabbles/ficlets! For the fandoms/pairings I can write, just dig through my tags, but I should be able to make an icon or sig tag for you of just about anything your heart desires!

Happy creating!


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Apr. 13th, 2018 08:19 am (UTC)
49, please :D
Apr. 13th, 2018 07:09 pm (UTC)
Counting Crows – not just a 90s rock band. The number of crows you see foretells the future:

One’s bad,

Two’s luck,

Three’s health,

Four’s wealth,

Five’s sickness,

Six is death

Happy writing!
Apr. 13th, 2018 08:21 am (UTC)
9 please
Apr. 13th, 2018 07:09 pm (UTC)
Burying a statue of St. Joseph in the yard will help a house sell quickly.

Happy writing; good luck!
Apr. 13th, 2018 12:08 pm (UTC)
10 and 15...
what the heck...maybe this weekend will be kind to me ;)
Apr. 13th, 2018 07:11 pm (UTC)
10. Put a stray eyelash in the palm of your hand, make a wish, and blow it away to make your wish come true.

15. In several cultures, a bird defecating on you is good luck. (Now there's a surprise! ;))

I know what you mean about a lack of words on the weekend!! Good luck, and happy writing!
Apr. 18th, 2018 04:45 pm (UTC)
got 'em both in...better late than never...

Still playing in Legion's sandbox...in David Haller's head...no spoilers or warnings necessary:


There were still in a graveyard when she dared to crack open her lids after the thundering of her heart had slowed and her breathing came easy once again. Instead of that darkness that had housed something blacker than night, or the firefly bespeckled crimson that had followed, the damp, clean air shimmered with the pink of long-limbed cherry blossoms, the emerald of perfectly manicured lawn and hedges, and well-kept white marbled stones that extended down both sides of the wet path glistening with after shower dew. No names, no indicator of who was buried here, but with the sound of his voice, welcoming though slightly unsure and embarrassed, erased the need to know. Everything else faded away as it was absorbed by the blue of his eyes.

He smiled, a crooked, boyish smile, when she looked at him, looked as if he was about to make an apology of some sort, but instead he murmured, “Hold on…” His fingers pecked gently at her cheekbone and then turned slightly to reveal the treasure he had recovered. “Make a wish.”

Something vague and without words formed in her mind, unnamed and voiceless, before she blew the lash from his finger tip. The puff of air resulted in a shower of rosy petals from the trees around them. Both looked up in wonder, watching the floral leaves falls, his expression one of wonder as if he had not expected that result. He lifted one feather pink kiss from her shoulder and offered it to her.

“Did you know, in Russia, it’s considered good luck if a bird craps on you…?” His cheeks flushed with a hint of embarrassment. Smooth, David, he thought to himself. Just what every girl wants to know…

He wondered what she had wished for.

“Maybe it’s just Russian birds?” she countered.

His smile widened with relief that she had taken no offense with his awkward opening.
Apr. 13th, 2018 01:10 pm (UTC)
Man, but I love Friday the 13th!

May I have #'s 13 and 45?

Edited at 2018-04-13 01:11 pm (UTC)
Apr. 13th, 2018 07:13 pm (UTC)
13. From The Moonlit Road’s page about Cajun superstitions: “To protect against the Cajun loup garou (werewolf), lay 13 small objects such as pennies, beans, or broom straws by your doors. The werewolf is not too bright. She cannot count higher than 12. When she comes to the 13th object, she gets sooo confused and has to start over. The poor thing will be there counting all night until the dawn when she must flee the sun.” (Sounds like the loup garou is about as good at math as I am. There are more Cajun superstitions on that site, if you want to check out the link!)

45. If you accidentally spill salt at the table, throw some over your shoulder or else you’ll have bad luck.

This should bring some interesting thoughts! Good luck, and happy writing!
Apr. 13th, 2018 02:04 pm (UTC)
26 please!
Apr. 13th, 2018 07:15 pm (UTC)
26. Wear new clothes on Easter for good luck.

Good luck, and happy writing!
Apr. 13th, 2018 03:39 pm (UTC)
May I have 11 please and thank you?

(sorry for the deleted comment... apparently I don't know how to reply to a freaking post... hahaha)
Apr. 13th, 2018 07:16 pm (UTC)
(We all have our moments, my dear! I managed to leave my cell phone with my debit card in the bathroom at work today -- and then left my brand new, fancy cup! Thank God both were safely taken care of!)

11. If the clasp of your necklace winds up in front, you can make a wish as you move the clasp back to the nape of your neck.

Good luck, and happy writing!
Apr. 13th, 2018 05:26 pm (UTC)
May I have 8 and 28 please?
Apr. 13th, 2018 07:17 pm (UTC)
8. A horseshoe is considered to be very good luck. (Some people say not to hang it upside-down, or the good luck will run out. Other people think this is nonsense.)

28. If your nose itches, you’re going to get in a fight. You can prevent it if your buddy smacks your hand and you smack their hand in return. (From Ireland -- Much as I love the country, that kinda figures, aye? ;))

Good luck, and happy writing!
Apr. 13th, 2018 07:20 pm (UTC)
I am Irish and my nana always used to say “my nose is itchy, I’m going to fight!” I’ve been known to say it myself!
Apr. 15th, 2018 07:06 pm (UTC)
The Box (1062 words) by helsinkibaby
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: NCIS
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ellie Bishop/Nick Torres
Characters: Nick Torres, Ellie Bishop, Jethro Gibbs
Additional Tags: Romance, Fluff, Angst, Found Family, Community: 1-million-words

“we all thought his heart was made of solid rock...that was long before we found the box.”

Or, Ellie gets a present. And a surprise.

The Biscuit (316 words) by helsinkibaby
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Criminal Minds (US TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Luke Alvez/Penelope Garcia
Characters: Luke Alvez (Criminal Minds), Penelope Garcia
Additional Tags: Romance, Fluff, Community: 1-million-words

In his time working with Garcia, Luke has heard a lot of weird and wacky words fall from her lips. This, however, might just take the biscuit.

Apr. 14th, 2018 12:17 am (UTC)
26 and 30 please?
Apr. 14th, 2018 08:50 am (UTC)
26. Wear new clothes on Easter for good luck.

30. Eating one grape for every stroke of midnight on New Year’s will bring you a happy year. (Spain.)

Good luck, and happy writing!
Apr. 17th, 2018 12:41 am (UTC)

Some Pretty Little Liars and Riverdale!
Apr. 14th, 2018 03:31 am (UTC)
23 and 32 please! Thank you so much!
Apr. 14th, 2018 08:51 am (UTC)
23. Never give knives as gifts. It may ruin (cut) your relationship with the person. If you give knives to a married couple, it may sever their relationship.

32. If your ears are burning, someone is talking about you.

Good luck, and happy writing!
Apr. 14th, 2018 03:47 am (UTC)
19 please ^.^
Apr. 14th, 2018 08:52 am (UTC)
19. Twist the stem of an apple while reciting the alphabet. The letter during which the stem comes off is the first letter of the person you will marry.

Good luck, and happy writing!
Apr. 14th, 2018 06:19 pm (UTC)
Going with my lucky number 18.

Thank you!
Apr. 14th, 2018 07:06 pm (UTC)
18. For single women (and maybe single gay men, I’m guessing?): if you see a bluebird on Valentine’s Day, you’ll marry a happy man.

Happy writing, and good luck!
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