by Rory Chasen, superstition agnostic and pet store manager, whose adventures are memorialized in the Superstition Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston
Hello again. I'm Rory Chasen. I blogged here before not long ago, but I figured I would take this opportunity to do it again so I could post something during the first month of this year.
Yes, I am a superstition agnostic, and I can't swear this is a particularly lucky post--but having lived in Destiny, California, for some time now and being inundated with superstitions constantly, I figure it doesn't hurt to do things that, if superstitions are real, could bring good luck.
I've now been featured in three Superstition Mysteries: Lost Under A Ladder, Knock on Wood and Unlucky Charms. With the help of my lucky black and white dog Pluckie I run the Lucky Dog Boutique in Destiny, and that's my actual career now--but I seem to have an avocation of solving murders. For the first two books, I wound up helping friends, but I was actually the main suspect in Unlucky Charms.
I've had to figure out who committed murders in each of them, and in the most recent one, Unlucky Charms, I was the main suspect. Ugh.
So now... what applies? I'm actually not sure. There are oodles of superstitions regarding New Year's, but that's now eighteen days ago. And there was actually a Friday the 13th this month, but that was now five days ago. I understand there may be a new horror movie out about superstitions this year but I'm not sure about that.
What do I know? Well, as I always do, I wish nearly everyone I know good luck. This time it's for this almost new year. And it does include you... as well as the new man in my life, Destiny's Police Chief Justin Halbertson.
Hope you're having a wonderful 2017.