“The curse tablets were thin sheets of led or copper, sometimes clay. You wrote your curse on them with the nail from a shipwreck, then you rolled the sheet and stuck the nail through it. When writing, you wrote the first line left to right, the next line right to left, the third left to right, and so on. If you could, you folded the curse around some victim’s hair or a scrap of their clothing. You threw the curse into a lake or well or the sea, anything that would convey it to the underworld where demons would read it and fill your order.
Still talking on her phone, Helen puts it against her chest for a moment and says, That sounds like ordering stuff over the internet.” -Chuck Palahniuk