I was sitting at my kids' swim lessons tonight and getting a few funny looks. I kind of expected it. See, I've been researching a bit for the next Accidental Demon Slayer book. Namely, wicca spells. So here I am, reading a spell book while the kids learn to back stroke. Ok, it was kind of fun.
And these books are really interesting. For example, did you know that if you have a pet dog or cat that likes to get out of the house and wander around, you can solve your problem by rubbing its paws with butter and chanting Roam no more. Yeah, I don't think it will work on Pirate, either. But it's good to know all the same.
Oh and here's a spell I might have to try: Running on Empty (for when your car is almost out of gas). For some reason, I always seem to wait until my car is on fumes before filling up. It was a habit that started in college and, well, has never ended. Back to the spell:
A piece of coal
3 small flat stones
A picture of a camel (I swear I'm not making this up)
A red velvet pouch
Draw the Raido, Eihwaz, and Pertho runes on the stones. Then hold them in your left hand along with the coal and concentrate on the image of a full tank of gas. Wrap the stones inside the picture of the camel, then seal everything in the red pouch and say three times:
My car knows how to make itself go
There are reserves from which it can pull
It doesn't matter what the meter reads
My gas tank is always full
Frankly, I worry that the bag and the camel and the coal will be a lot harder to hunt down than a Mobile on the Run station, but who knows? I may just have to try it and report back to you all. ...Or perhaps you'd be kind enough to wave as you pass me on the side of the road?