Storytelling

Very Superstitious

The Apple Seed
  • Sep 26, 2017 6:00 pm
  • 54:31

In his iconic song, Superstition, Stevie Wonder states “When you believe in things you don’t understand, then you suffer, superstition ain’t the way”. However, if superstitions are erroneous beliefs that often cause one to suffer how is it that they stick around? Maybe it's because they make such interesting stories that range from making you laugh to raising the hair on the back of your neck. Whatever your own view of superstitions may be these stories are worth your time! Mule Humans by Tim Lowry (1:20) A husband and wife exchange some words to each other on an "amber day" about how certain parts of the other person's body looks like a mule and then those body parts actually turn into mule parts! Learn more about Tim Lowry by visiting: www.storytellertimlowry.com The Goophered Grapevine by Charlotte Blake Alston (13:22) A story about a southern plantation of grapes that the owner had cursed by the local “conjuring woman” when too many people were stealing and eating the grapes. Learn more about Charlotte Blake Alston by visiting: www.charlotteblakealston.com The Boogin in the Gray Graveyard by Donna Washington (39:24) There is a king that is super superstitious - to the point where it’s a problem because it prevents him from doing his job properly. He’s so afraid of bad luck he’s practically incapacitated so his staff comes up with a way to make him believe he’ll never have bad luck again. They tell him that if a shirt is sewn in the Gray Graveyard - which is rumoured to be haunted - that it will be the luckiest shirt in the world and if he were to wear that shirt the good luck would seep into him and therefore bad luck would never touch him. Learn more about Donna Washington by visiting: www.dlwstoryteller.com