If you watch by the gate at midnight on All Hallows Night to see who will die within the coming year you are in danger of being the first comer yourself and you will become the “Churchyard Walker” and the guardian of the graveyard until another foolhardy and impious person disturbs the Service of the Dead. –Remains of Gentilism and Judaism by John Aubrey

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story of someone who watches at the gate on All Hallows Night and becomes a Churchyard Walker..

Journaling Prompt: Write about a superstition that you have or have heard of regarding graveyards and how you feel about it.

Art Prompt: Watching by the Gate

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about superstitions surrounding graveyards.

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