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Am I superstitious? What are superstions really? Is it a coincidence that if a broom falls, company is coming? Black cats are bad luck to some people, but not to a Witch. I think just about every cat every Owens woman has owned has been black. Maybe it's because we are a Witch family that this is the case. There is also the superstition that a frog brings good luck to the house that it enters. You could have fooled me when Jimmy Angelov was haunting us from the Spirit World. He always left frogs in his wake. We must have had hundreds of them in the house that we had to get rid of the night we sent his spirit back, and banished him from Gillian's body. I don't know how lucky that was. Maybe we were lucky that night, we won.

On the side of bad luck; a black dog was barking after Michael on the day that he was killed. That same dog howled three times the moment it happened. The Death Watch Beetle had been ticking for about three nights before that. Any Owens woman that hears that sound, she knows. She knows the sound and she knows no matter what she does, the man she loves is doomed to die. Well, I didn't believe in superstitions until that day really. Now I have to believe that there may be something more to some of those old wive's tales and Witchy-wisdom sayings of my Aunts, Fanny and Jet. Alot of those things have centuries of belief behind them, and if you are a Witch you know that thoughts are things, and a thought or idea that has held sway for centuries can pack quite a punch when it turns out to be true.

* There are a few things that I do know: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.


*From "Practical Magic" by Alice Hoffman. ( Not included in the word count, because they are not mine.)
Muse:Sally Owens
Fandom:'Practical Magic'novel by Alice Hoffman, Film by Warner Bros.
Word Count: 297
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