Do You Have Friggatriskaidekaphobia?

       Pretty impressive, huh? 

       But you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about, aren’t you?  It’s very simple, really…it means the fear of Friday the 13th, that’s all.  Some claim that this superstition has been around forever, but the first written evidence of this superstition in English appears in an 1869 biography of renowned opera composer Gioachino Rossini: “…was surrounded to the last by admiring and affectionate friends; and if it be true that, like so many other Italians, he regarded Friday as an unlucky day, and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that on Friday, the 13th of November, he died.” 

       Is 13 unlucky?  Is Friday unlucky?  Who knows?  But whether or not you tend to be superstitious, you may be a little nervous on Friday the 13th…which is today, of course.  So watch out for black cats and broken glass and ladders, and whatever you do or say today, do or say it carefully…. 

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!  

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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