There Must Be Something In It
If you touch dandelions, you'll wet the bed.
Walk under a ladder and paint will fall on you.
It's good luck to be crapped on by elephants.
If the wind changes, your firstborn child will be hairy.
If you spill pepper, then you must immediately read
Alice in Wonderland.
If you find litter on the road, then you'll die a millionaire.
If you open your mouth when looking into a mirror,
the Devil will dive down your throat. This is a bad thing.
Eating bananas on Tuesdays will bring about the Apocalypse.
None of this is negotiable.
Cathy Bryant worked as a life model, civil servant and childminder before becoming a professional writer. She has won 24 literary awards, including the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Prize and the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, and her work has appeared in over 250 publications. Cathy has had two poetry collections published: 'Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature' (Puppywolf, 2010) and 'Look at All the Women' (Mother's Milk, 2014). She co-edited 'Best of Manchester Poets' vols. 1-3, and Cathy’s nonfiction book is 'How to Win Writing Competitions (and make money)' (Puppywolf, 2015). See her listings for cash-strapped writers at www.compsandcalls.com, updated on the first of every month. Cathy lives in Cheshire, UK.