Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Strawberry Quick" Is The Lucky 13th Story Posted To A Twist Of Noir

Even though I am superstitious, no, I don't suffer from triskaidekaphobia. So when I found out today that "Strawberry Quick" became the thirteenth story posted to A Twist Of Noir, I viewed that as good omen.

So please don't be offended when I tell you that you can keep that rabbit's foot, it didn't do the rabbit a bit of good. Besides, I have something else-


6 comments:

Gifted Typist said...

For me it was always 14 that brought the bad luck. What's the word for that?

Cormac Brown said...

Gifted,

More than likely, that would be Tetrakaidekaphobia (Tetra= "four," kai= "and," deka= "ten/teen," and you know the word "phobia."

And, hey, I was born on the fourteenth!!!

paulbrazill said...

Good stuff. Twist Of Noir has had some great stories in it and the Lizard King should fit in nicely with the other unusual suspects...I've always thought 13 was a cool number like 'Doctor 13, The GhostBreaker' in DC Comics. or '13 Ghost'... I heard about someone who had hypnosis to stop smoking and then developed a fear of the colour yellow...

Cormac Brown said...

Paulie Decibels,

There are some wonderful stories on there.

"I heard about someone who had hypnosis to stop smoking and then developed a fear of the colour yellow..."

Gah! You've just revived a long dormant memory of a crush I had when I was a wee lad on a woman who had the most dreadful nicotine stained-teeth. I'm glad I grew out of that phase.

James said...

13 is luckiest number besides my personal favorite: 69.

Cormac Brown said...

James,

I'd concur, except that we would then probably be compared to Bill and Ted.