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Bloody Mary Dare

Recently I was subbing a class of 2nd-graders. One girl became hysterical when a boy told her Bloody Mary would visit her. The current legend (with many variations) is that you peer into a darkened-mirror & say “Bloody Mary” 3 times. She appears & your butt is hers. (sometimes she can be benign but that isn’t any fun)

Folklorists claim that this is a descendant of mirror-divination. It is popular for sleepovers & it terrifies kids. I would like to do a book about this, if I can detoxify the story & add humor.

My dare to you: Go into a dark room, stare into the mirror, and repeat her name 3 times.

Only if you dare!

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