A black cat dashes across the busy highway. I slam on the brakes.
A siren chirps.
In my broken rear-view mirror, I see the fractured image of a police car. I pull over and the officer approaches my window.
I’m let off with a warning. Must be my lucky day.
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Oct. 13, 2017
I'm on the fence when it comes to believing in luck and superstitions. Regardless, I firmly believe perspective and attitude have just as much, if not more, influence over how favorable (or unfavorable) we deem any given outcome.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia (a fear of Friday the Thirteenth) was published on a Friday the 13th.
This is the second of Pontius Paiva's stories to be published on a 13th, the first being Oneiric (published Feb 13th) which happens to be the birthday of Pontius' mother, who was in fact born on a Friday.