Friday the 13th Blog Hop

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Friday the 13th is one of the those where we look for bad things to happen. Many consider it unlucky, so they won’t schedule things for today or do anything complicated in fear that it won’t work out.

In my short story, The Warden’s Lantern (working title), Barbara is having one of those days. Here’s a snippet:

“AAAAH!” She threw herself into the wooded and weeded bank next to the two-track as a motorcycle whizzed past her. Her camera dropped out of her hand and swung on its strap down her arm. Her body smashed through briars and dried leaves and she hoped no poison ivy. Tumbling into the brush, her glasses flew off her face. She came to a halt against the trunk of a scraggly tree. Her exposed skin stung in slashes where the briars had cushioned her escape. She muttered unintelligible syllables into the dirt. She squeezed her eyes shut to shove away the pain, then carefully patted the ground for her glasses. Unfortunately, they had landed somewhere not within the swoop of her arm. “Fudge!” Without them, she was as blind as a marble statue. Gingerly, examining every bone to ensure their unbroken state, she pulled herself into a sitting position with her back against the tree. She looked toward the road, but wasn’t even sure that she was looking in the right direction. What was she going to do? Without her glasses she wouldn’t be able to find the two-track, let alone drive home.

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The Hop STARTS at http://briclarkthebelleofboise.blogspot.com  if you want to jump back to the beginning.

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32 comments

  1. Great blurb, Barbara certainly should have stayed home. Hope her day gets better!
    I don’t need Friday the 13th to have bad luck, I have enough of it on other days *L*

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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    1. I’m with you on that one. I don’t need a day for bad luck.

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  2. Betty Lewis · ·

    It’s my 50th bday…on Fri the 13th….and it’s snowing! I’ll leave the rest of my day to your imagination….

    bessieinthewell@yahoo.com

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    1. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing it with me.

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  3. I’m having so much fun on this blog hop. Thank you for being a part of it. I’m enjoying meeting all of these fellow authors!

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great blurb – makes me hope to win the book. It’s already Sat 14th here in New Zealand – yay! I made it through.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Now I just have to finish the story. 🙂

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  5. savannah miller · ·

    I never thought Friday the 13th an unlucky day until today’s, I had a horrible day :(!!
    brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

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    1. I’m so sorry. At least it’s almost over. Sending hugs and chocolate.

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  6. I have to say that I think it is bad luck today because it is snowing (I don’t like snow).
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. We had snow here too and I had to drive in it. Not my favorite task, but I didn’t go in the ditch or get lost, so I’m happy with that.

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  7. Michelle Bledsoe · ·

    My day started off with having to pick up my daughter from school to go to the eye doctor to buy NEW glasses because her old ones broke. AH, the never ending glamor of motherhood…LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. I won’t share how glamorous my day of motherhood was. My kids are still in diapers. Enough said. Thanks for joining the hop.

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  8. I have never been superstitious about Friday the 13th, it can suck just like any other day so why blame the date.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  9. Quilt Lady · ·

    Sounds like a great read. Would love to read it.

    ghurt110 AT bellsouth DOT com

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    1. Thanks so much!

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  10. Thanks for the snippet. Happy Friday the 13th!

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    1. forgot my e-mail lol.

      Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. Oooooh this looks good!

    shadowestr@aol.com

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  12. Gena Robertson · ·

    Oh, this blurb means I have to get this book!! Leaves me hanging for more, more, more!!

    Thank you so much for participating in this hop – finding new authors makes me soooo happy!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it. Have fun on the rest of the hop.

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  13. Im not overly superstitious. The only thing I really believe is that things happen in 3’s. Around my house if one thing breaks 2 more will follow. It’s happened tons of times. Happy Friday the 13th!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

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    1. We were talking about things happening in threes today. My friend had a run of 4 and we were perplexed. We hope it doesn’t have to go to six.

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  14. For a Friday the 13th it’s been a beautiful day. Nothing went wrong. Knock Wood!!!

    fancie{at}live{.}com

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    1. That’s wonderful. Have a great night.

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  15. maryhazlett · ·

    18 years ago today (but it was a thursday), 1994, my dad had a massive stroke and mom and i provided 24/7 care at home for him until he died 13 years later. so today is that “anniversary”, today, friday the 13th..and, there are 3 friday 13ths this year, all 13 weeks apart.

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    1. So sorry to hear that. Hopefully these Fridays treat you better.

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  16. I think I’ve had days like that, lol! seritzkoATgmailDOTcom

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  17. I usually pay no attention to the bad luck, that i figured things can happen any day. So its great to make it a fun day doing a blog hop for a kindle! Great to meet you!

    cathiecaffey @ gmail.com

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  18. Sherry S. · ·

    My sister’s birthday is on Dec. 13 and it makes her mad when we here birthday is on Friday and we tell her it’s a bad luck day.
    strodesherry4 at gmail dot com

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  19. I used the random number generator to pick a winner and fittingly it chose number 13 which was assigned to Caffey. Congratulations!

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  20. OH i’m thrilled! I shall email you! Thanks!

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