DAY 10: Still trying to come up with ideas for a story? Try looking at old superstitions and see if you can either spin a story from one, or write a story to explain its origin. Here are a few I found that caught my imagination:
Amber beads, worn as a necklace, can protect against illness or cure colds.
You must get out of bed on the same side that you get in or you will have bad luck.
If you say good-bye to a friend on a bridge, you will never see each other again.
To cure a cough: take a hair from the coughing person's head, put it between two slices of buttered bread, feed it to a dog, and say, "Eat well you hound, may you be sick and I be sound."
It is bad luck to close a pocket knife unless you were the one who opened it.
To kill a raven is to harm the spirit of King Arthur who visits the world in the form of a raven.
Homework: If you're looking for a story idea, play around with one of the superstitions on this list. If you have a story already, see if you can work one of these superstitions (or another you find yourself) into the tale.