Friday, February 10, 2012

FFF55: Omens

Dan had heard all the superstitions from his old grandma but he ignored them.  Shoes on the table, horseshoes upside down, red and white flowers in the same vase. All supposedly portended death – but he couldn’t see it. He didn’t see the bus coming as he stepped under a ladder to cross the road either.

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Over on my other blog I've been having some recent discussions about old beliefs and what some would call superstitions. (In my family they're considered a way of life.) I guess it's brought some ideas to the front of my mind.

This microfiction is for the G-Man.

14 comments:

Jinksy said...

Heh Heh - that'll larn 'im!

Akelamalu said...

He should have listened to his Grandma - Grandma knows best. ;)

Brian Miller said...

did you see the movie one day? goodness...whew....

Margaret said...

ha ha. If he'd only been wearing the Saint Christopher medallion (safe travel) :)

izzy said...

Some days you just should not temp the fates! thanks.

hedgewitch said...

My Swedish grandmother had strong beliefs about never putting hats on the bed or opening an umbrella in the house--both meant a death in the family--hadn't heard these, except for the ladder, but she certainly took hers seriously. Interesting subject, MAJ.

TALON said...

lol - he should have known that Grandma knows best! My Mom had a million superstitions and we loved teasing her about them, but, oh boy, if you opened an umbrella in the house she'd clip your ears! :)

G-Man said...

I bet he broke a mirror that same Morning.
Loved your 55 My Friend
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Jarmara Falconer said...

Super job, AJ! Put a smile on my face :-)

Nara Malone said...

Never underestimate Grandma's wisdom. Why do kids insist on learning that the hard way?

Steve Isaak said...

Mordantly funny and otherwise engaging work. Thanks for the dark chuckle!

Taylor Boomer said...

what a smart write.
quite dramatic lines,
a 55 well done.

Doctor FTSE said...

He walked into that one!

snafu said...

Good 55 but he obviously never listened to the highway code either.