I grew up in the south and a lot of those saying are familiar some I never heard of. The apple stem, that one unfortunately works. I have not twisted the stem on one since it stopped on M. Not an experience worth repeating.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
The amazing Sue Vincent recently hosted me at her Daily Echo blog. We were talking about superstitions and I shared some from my youth. I had a great time at Sue’s and I hope you’ll click over to visit her.
I expect the townsfolk in fictional Atonement, TN would tend to be superstitious. How could they be otherwise with all the strange goings on and supernatural beings?
The first writing advice I heard was something I took to heart ― Write what you know. When I wrote Atonement, Tennessee I followed that guidance and created a fictional southern town where the urban fantasy takes place. Of course, the second novel, Atonement in Bloom, is also set there.
I made it a very small, rural town so some of the manners and personalities I grew up with would not seem out of place. The townsfolk…
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