Q is for Quintaphobia #atozchallenge

There once was a boy with a fear of number five
Its multiples sent his anxiety into overdrive
He cut off a toe
Minus a finger he’d go
And avoided all fives so he could thrive

(c) Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

Note: Quintaphobia is the fear of number five


***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. Shailaja

    April 20, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Yikes! That’s a rather extreme case of the phobia. Gruesome twist there, Sanch. You devious gal , you πŸ˜€
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  2. Shantala

    April 20, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Ouch. That is an extreme case. Wierd phobia too. πŸ˜€
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  3. lynneinpborough

    April 20, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Gruesome but does the job wonderfully. Will take a moment to check what else you’ve been posting during the challenge.

  4. Eli

    April 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Oh oh oh— what a weird fobia and an even weirder person
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  5. J.S.Pitts

    April 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    That is one SERIOUS phobia and one GREAT poem.

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  6. Shilpa Garg

    April 20, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Oh My God!! That’s a crazy phobia!! πŸ˜€
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  7. Suzy

    April 20, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I can’t believe this is a real phobia. Gruesome limerick.
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  8. Prasanna

    April 20, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Cut off a toe because of his phobia of 5? That’s extreme. Then again when you are scared you cannot think rationally. Loving your limericks πŸ™‚

  9. Rajlakshmi

    April 20, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    oh dear!! that’s a scary one. Can’t imagine anyone fearing a number. Wonderfully written πŸ˜€
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  10. Devika Fernando

    April 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I hate even numbers… I’m quite crazy that way, counting everything I do in uneven numbers (e. g. while slicing vegetables). *lol* Love your poem!
    My link: http://www.devikafernando.com/blog/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-letter-q-quotes

  11. Geets

    April 21, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Poor boy!!
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  12. Shalini

    April 21, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Wooops! That ending was extreme! πŸ™‚
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  13. Leo

    April 21, 2015 at 2:21 am

    well, that was extreme phobia for sure. Shalini took the words right outta my mouth πŸ™‚
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  14. Ruchi Singh

    April 21, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Loved it!
    Does this really exist? This phobia I mean?
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  15. Parul

    April 21, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Oh! That’s a horrible way to do to deal with a phobia. What a word and what a phobia! Great job as always S!
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  16. Megan Morgan

    April 21, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I didn’t know such a thing existed! Interesting!
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  17. elly stornebrink

    April 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Such unique phobias! Never heard of this one either and surprised again. So easy to multiply 5’s! πŸ˜‰ And too painful to cut off digits.
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  18. Kaddu

    April 22, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Now that was the weirdest of all phobias you’ve covered so far! And such a gruesome twist! Who’s influencing you, Sanch? πŸ˜€
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  19. Eloquent Mind

    April 24, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Gruesome ! πŸ™ Some phobias are deadly.
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  20. Monica Deshpande

    May 7, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Wow! This one is seriously crazy.
    It reminded me of the Dronacharya-Eklavya story. Tangential, I know. πŸ™‚
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  21. Patricia Lynne

    May 25, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I like the number 5. It’s easy to multiply. (hehe, I kind of rhymed there.)

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