by Rory Chasen, superstition agnostic and pet store manager, whose adventures are memorialized in the Superstition Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston
Hello. I'm Rory Chasen, and my stories are featured in the Superstition Mystery Series which began this year with Lost Under A Ladder.
I described some Thanksgiving superstitions when I was here last month. Today I'll be talking just a little about Christmas superstitions since I'm hoping to bring you luck--even though I'm still skeptical about luck and superstitions despite living in Destiny, California, which is all about superstitions. I know today is the first full day of Hanukkah but I'm not aware of any good luck Hanukkah superstitions. If you happen to know of any, please let me know.
Why do I want to bring you luck? Well, I've been told that each of us who blogs on Killer Characters during this month will be giving away something on our blogging day. That means someone who leaves a comment here today will receive a copy of Lost Under A Ladder, plus a little lucky swag.
So what can you do to bring yourself some luck today?
Here are a few Christmas superstitions that you can engage in before Christmas day:
- It's good luck to hang mistletoe. Also to kiss under it.
- Make a Christmas pudding today and stir it. It's also good luck to find a charm in it.
- Although it's a bit early, if you happen to have carolers visit your home today, give them some gifts.
Or, you can of course resort to the standard kinds of superstitions. Cross your fingers when you leave a comment here, although that can make it a little difficult to type. Knock on wood that you'll be the winner.
Will any of this actually bring you luck and ensure you'll receive today's prize? I can't promise it will to all of you, but it certainly should to one of you! I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's you.
Be sure to leave a comment today for a chance to win a copy of Lost Under A Ladder and more!
LOST UNDER A LADDER, the first Superstition Mystery by Linda O. Johnston, is an October 2014 release from Midnight Ink.