#SOLSC20: Day 13

Fearless or Fearful

Triskaidekaphobia. The perfect word for today. Are you hesitant to make plans?  Or would you prefer to “triskaidekaphobia-quarantine”? And how does coronavirus intersect with triskaidekaphobia? Does it feel like double or triple jeopardy.

On average, Friday the 13th occurs every 212.35 days. The last Friday the 13th during the March #SOL challenge was in 2015 and I wrote about it here.

Rational fear?  Irrational fear?  You will have to decide.

What will you make of today? 

Will you look for the trouble? 

Will you look for success?

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Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum in March. Check out the writers and readers here.

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14 responses

  1. How much fun rallying your post around this not oft heard word.
    My make for today – just get through the last day before Spring Break.

    1. Survival . . . Great goal.

  2. Friday the 13th – so, is there a new Jason movie waiting to be released?

    1. Good question. It would be fitting!

  3. I still wonder why people are so fearful of Friday 13th, I always make a note of it on the day, but it doesn’t bother me. Thanks for a new word and the statistics!

    1. Superstitions? The movies? Some claim it as good luck. Maybe it is just a day to be cautious? You are welcome!

  4. Logophile that I am I usually make a triskaidekaphobia comment on my Facebook page when it occurs (every 212.35 apparently). We have nothing to fear from it other than our fear of it.

    1. Yes. Nothing to fear but fear itself. 🙂

  5. It’s my hubby’s birthday, so we choose to celebrate! Nothing to fear here!

  6. I intend to spend it living and loving to the fullest. Friday the 13th shan’t be unlucky for me. I’m going to do my best to encourage those around me and help as much as I can. With Warmest Regards, ~Carla Michelle

    1. What a great plan, Carla, . . . Living and loving!

      1. What better way to spend the day? I feel like worrying and wondering would be far more painful…❤️ #eternaloptimist

  7. I can’t wait to show my son this word…
    it’s awesome.
    Thank you. 🙂

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