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Limerick Challenge – Friday 13th

Here is a little Limerick I wrote for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick challenge. This week the prompt is “Friday 13th”. In her own words:

“…your limerick must be based on Superstition or a Superstitious belief or something Supernatural. It can be scary, spooky, funny, sarcastic, satire anything you like so long as it follows the theme.”

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If a mirror broke Max made no fuss
“Superstition is nothing to us!”
A black cat crossed his path
He just stood there and laughed
Seconds later was hit by a bus.

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  1. May 17, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    And yup, I laughed. Well done. 🙂


    • May 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks! It took a while to get it to scan but I got there in the end 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. May 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Mad Max? But now Flat Max! Good one, Doc.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Adam Ickes
    May 17, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Max wasn’t very bright if he stopped in the middle of the road to laugh at a cat. Did he survive? If so, did he learn the lesson to finish crossing the road before laughing at the cat?


    • May 18, 2016 at 7:07 am

      He’s still stuck to the front of the bus. We’ll have to wait until it reaches its destination before we find out. It’s a sort of Schroedinger’s Cat situation.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. May 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Poor Max.


  5. May 18, 2016 at 12:24 am

    He who laughs last …


  6. pennydanger
    May 18, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Great for you, bad for Max. Love that Limerick!


  7. May 18, 2016 at 1:32 am

    I laughed but now I feel bad for Max….he should’ve paid attention to the the ‘signs’ 😛


    • May 18, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Ha ha. Yeah, he’s probably constantly walking on pavement cracks and leaving his shoes on the table too. He was just asking for it!
      I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. May 18, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Hahahaha…great black humour! 😀


  9. Lyn
    May 18, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Perfectly followed prompt 🙂


  10. Merbear74
    May 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm



    • May 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Have you noticed how people are always saying “watch where you’re going or you’ll get hit by a bus”? I think buses get a bum rap.


  11. Holly
    May 18, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Isn’t it ironic? 😀


  12. gentlestitches
    May 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    HaHaHaHa. Concentrate boys and girls! Stand not in middle of road laughing! 😀


  13. May 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    How unlucky… that’s sure to go on the driver’s safety record.


    • May 18, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Yeah, Max is (was) such a thoughtless individual.


  14. May 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Hahaha! Poor Max! Fate laughed right in his face. LOL! Cute Limerick.


  15. May 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Oh dear! Max really should have paid more attention to the warning signs. A wonderfully fun li!Merrick, Ali. 🙂


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  17. May 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    There are reasons that ‘Ole Wives Tales’ are passed on!!! There is a little truth in every myth… tread carefully!


  18. May 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Ooh. I’ll have to think more carefully about walking under ladders and breaking mirrors in future. I’ll look out for approaching buses, too. Great last line. 🙂


    • May 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      I think ladders and mirrors are okay, the approaching bus is the one you don’t want to miss 🙂


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