My curse didn’t work. Why? How do you know it didn’t work? Leave it alone.
My curse didn’t work well enough. Can I pile on more? How do you know it didn’t work well enough? Leave it alone.
I asked for the wrong result. How do I change it now? How do you know you asked for the “wrong” result, or that you didn’t get the “right” one? What part of leaving it alone don’t you understand?
Someone might have cursed me. How can I tell for sure? If someone really has cursed you, you’ll know for sure. If you don’t deserve it, it probably won’t “take.” But if you do deserve it, that’s trickier. Use the Spotted Hag to try to escape a curse. And best of luck!
Someone has cursed me. Help! Use the Spotted Hag. And again, good luck. Curses are easier to place than to remove.
My enemy found out I cursed him. What should I do? Nothing. Don’t brag about it, that’s all. If he asks you about it, just ignore him. (But why would he ask you about it, unless you tipped him off?) If he threatens you, ignore that, too. Unless you’ve played fast and loose with the rules, you’re safe. You cursed him, right?
How long does a curse last? How long is a piece of string? Your curse knows how long it is. Worrying about things like this is a sign you’re fussing about the outcome of the curse you cast. Don’t.
I changed my mind. How do I remove my curse? Salt purifies and protects, and so it’s sometimes able to “decommission” the ingredients of a curse. Try collecting the things you used, coat them with salt—lots of salt—and burn it all to ashes in a trough in the ground. Then, bury the ashes and hope for the best. The other thing you can do is to try casting the curse again—on yourself. Be aware that nothing you try will work if you’re acting out of fear, not remorse. And next time, read the label!
The Little Book of Curses and Maledictions for Everyday Use
Dawn Rae Downton