P is for Paraskavedekatriaphobia #atozchallenge

There once was a woman with a superstitious fear
She dreaded Friday the Thirteenth every year
She stayed at home
The streets she wouldn’t roam
In case bad luck cursed her with its sharp spear

(c) Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

Note: Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th


***This has been written for the 2015 A to Z Challenge. My theme is the A to Z of Phobias. Entries are written in the form of a limerick. You can read my other entries here***

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  1. Shantala

    April 18, 2015 at 6:50 am

    I don’t have much hope of pronouncing this correctly- ever. 😛
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  2. Susan Kane

    April 18, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Limericks are entertaining. The ones I remember were mostly dirty.
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  3. Vinodini Iyer

    April 18, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Oh yeah, Friday the 13th is spooky to a lot of us!
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  4. Obsessivemom

    April 18, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Now this one I can believe but Lord my God how on earth do we pronounce it?
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  5. simple girl

    April 18, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I am enjoying your this phobia series… 🙂

  6. Prasanna

    April 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I have had a bad experience once on Firday the 13th and after that I have been a little cautious. But I didn’t know there was a fear related to that 🙂

  7. Leo

    April 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I agree with Shantala. no hope of pronouncing it. But I know about this fear. I have heard of it.
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  8. Romi

    April 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I didn’t know there was a word for it.

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  9. Sulekkha

    April 18, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    A tongue twister. I would have thought it would be something like Unluckyfridayphobia 😉

  10. Parul

    April 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    So I will be honest! I could not even read the word aloud..Almost thought it’s Sanskrit or may be Greek 😀 How awesome!
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  11. Rhonda Albom

    April 18, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Staying home on Friday the 13th is always a good plan. 🙂
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  12. David Macaulay

    April 18, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Wow – that is a specific word. Good to stumble on your blog…
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  13. Alok Singhal

    April 18, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Seems to be the longest word ever read in my life, is it really formally recognized?

  14. Geets

    April 18, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    It took my three times to pronounce the word correctly.. You know how to create a small story with just a few words Sanch..

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  15. Jolie du Pre

    April 18, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Excellent flash fiction, even though I can’t pronounce the title! LOL!
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  16. Vinitha

    April 19, 2015 at 1:19 am

    What a difficult fear is this! Loved your little Limerick. 🙂
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  17. Eli

    April 19, 2015 at 2:04 am

    That’s a scary fobia – not so fond of that date anyway:-)
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  18. elly stornebrink

    April 19, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    What a LONG name for such a phobia! I think it’s more scary to pronounced that – how do you anyway?! – than Friday the 13th itself. 😉 13 is actually a spiritual number; however, if memory serves me correctly, something changed its viewpoint …think it was religion… 🙂 <3
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  19. Shailaja

    April 19, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I have always felt sorry for Friday the 13th. Seems like a whole lot of unnecessary pressure on that poor day 😉
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  20. Rajlakshmi

    April 19, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    that word is quite a mouthful 😀 I love watching horror flicks on any superstitious days.
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  21. Amrit Sinha

    April 19, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I loved the limerick … well done 😀

  22. G Angela

    April 19, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    OMG.. I struggled to pronounce this phobia.. never heard of this phobia, and thanks for enlightening..
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  23. Shilpa Garg

    April 20, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I have heard of this phobia but never heard of the name and it is so difficult to pronounce! Whoever coined that!!
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  24. Kaddu

    April 22, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Yeah, quite a few people are scared of Friday the 13th. It’s good that I’m not. It would have been difficult telling someone I have this phobia when I can’t even pronounce it!
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  25. Eloquent Mind

    April 24, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Wow ! That is one long name for a phobia. I was earlier superstitious too of the same fear but not any more…. 🙂
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