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I’ve never had a lucky charm, but one of my friends in grade school had a hot pink rabbit’s foot. I thought it was gross, but she believed it brought her luck. I wonder whether she gambles and if so, is she still carrying that horrible thing.

Studying compulsive gamblers who were seeking treatment at the National Problem Gambling Clinic, the researchers found that those gamblers with higher levels of impulsivity were much more susceptible to errors in reasoning associated with gambling, such as superstitious rituals (e.g. carrying a lucky charm) and explaining away recent losses (e.g. on bad luck or ‘cold’ machines). –Science Daily


Writing Prompt: Create a superstition for one of your characters that affects how he or she acts in certain specific situations.

Journaling Prompt: Have you ever had a lucky charm or ritual?

Art Prompt: Lucky Charm

Nonfiction / Speech Writing Prompt: Write a story about your lucky charm.

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One Response to Prompt #29: Luck

  1. Liz says:

    Thank you so much! I am glad that you are enjoying the prompts as much as I am enjoying writing them.

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