A to Z Challenge Poetry

P is for Paraskavedekatriaphobia #atozchallenge

There once was a woman with a superstitious fear
She dreaded Friday the Thirteenth every year
She stayed at home
The streets she wouldn’t roam
In case bad luck cursed her with its sharp spear

(c) Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

Note: Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th


***This has been written for the 2015 A to Z Challenge. My theme is the A to Z of Phobias. Entries are written in the form of a limerick. You can read my other entries here***

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  • Shantala
    18 April 2015 at 6:50 am

    I don’t have much hope of pronouncing this correctly- ever. πŸ˜›
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  • Susan Kane
    18 April 2015 at 8:14 am

    Limericks are entertaining. The ones I remember were mostly dirty.
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  • Vinodini Iyer
    18 April 2015 at 10:42 am

    Oh yeah, Friday the 13th is spooky to a lot of us!
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  • Obsessivemom
    18 April 2015 at 11:59 am

    Now this one I can believe but Lord my God how on earth do we pronounce it?
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  • simple girl
    18 April 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I am enjoying your this phobia series… πŸ™‚

  • Prasanna
    18 April 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I have had a bad experience once on Firday the 13th and after that I have been a little cautious. But I didn’t know there was a fear related to that πŸ™‚

  • Leo
    18 April 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I agree with Shantala. no hope of pronouncing it. But I know about this fear. I have heard of it.
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  • Romi
    18 April 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I didn’t know there was a word for it.

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  • Sulekkha
    18 April 2015 at 3:56 pm

    A tongue twister. I would have thought it would be something like Unluckyfridayphobia πŸ˜‰

  • Parul
    18 April 2015 at 4:23 pm

    So I will be honest! I could not even read the word aloud..Almost thought it’s Sanskrit or may be Greek πŸ˜€ How awesome!
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  • Rhonda Albom
    18 April 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Staying home on Friday the 13th is always a good plan. πŸ™‚
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  • David Macaulay
    18 April 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Wow – that is a specific word. Good to stumble on your blog…
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  • Alok Singhal
    18 April 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Seems to be the longest word ever read in my life, is it really formally recognized?

  • Geets
    18 April 2015 at 11:07 pm

    It took my three times to pronounce the word correctly.. You know how to create a small story with just a few words Sanch..

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  • Jolie du Pre
    18 April 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Excellent flash fiction, even though I can’t pronounce the title! LOL!
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  • Vinitha
    19 April 2015 at 1:19 am

    What a difficult fear is this! Loved your little Limerick. πŸ™‚
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  • Eli
    19 April 2015 at 2:04 am

    That’s a scary fobia – not so fond of that date anyway:-)
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  • elly stornebrink
    19 April 2015 at 12:33 pm

    What a LONG name for such a phobia! I think it’s more scary to pronounced that – how do you anyway?! – than Friday the 13th itself. πŸ˜‰ 13 is actually a spiritual number; however, if memory serves me correctly, something changed its viewpoint …think it was religion… πŸ™‚ <3
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  • Shailaja
    19 April 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I have always felt sorry for Friday the 13th. Seems like a whole lot of unnecessary pressure on that poor day πŸ˜‰
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  • Rajlakshmi
    19 April 2015 at 6:40 pm

    that word is quite a mouthful πŸ˜€ I love watching horror flicks on any superstitious days.
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  • Amrit Sinha
    19 April 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I loved the limerick … well done πŸ˜€

  • G Angela
    19 April 2015 at 11:48 pm

    OMG.. I struggled to pronounce this phobia.. never heard of this phobia, and thanks for enlightening..
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  • Shilpa Garg
    20 April 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I have heard of this phobia but never heard of the name and it is so difficult to pronounce! Whoever coined that!!
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  • Kaddu
    22 April 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Yeah, quite a few people are scared of Friday the 13th. It’s good that I’m not. It would have been difficult telling someone I have this phobia when I can’t even pronounce it!
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  • Eloquent Mind
    24 April 2015 at 7:55 am

    Wow ! That is one long name for a phobia. I was earlier superstitious too of the same fear but not any more…. πŸ™‚
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