Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fears, Got A Million Of Them

So today the assignment from the May month long challenge is to write about things that you are most afraid of.  The rules are to write under 250 words. Well for me I could write a book on this subject so I will just stick with my top three.

Fear 1 -  This is a big one for me.  I am totally and completely afraid of the dark.  I have been afraid for as long as I can remember.  I know its irrational and there is nothing that can hurt me in the dark but when I am in a dark room or space I feel myself having an all out melt down.  According to what I read online by some well known afraid of the dark expert (if there is such a thing) when your fear of the dark carries through to adulthood its becomes a phobia.  So I guess I am a Myctophobia or Achluophobia fear of the dark.

Fear 2 - Afraid of fire.  I hate anything related to fire, even nice fire things, like a nice smelling lit candle.  A roaring fire in a fireplace or a fire pit fire.   These kinds of fire are supposed invoke calm and relaxation.  My reaction is just the opposite.  It make me nervous thinking that the flame will jump off of a candle and set my house on fire.  So for this one I guess I am a Pyrophobic or Arsonphobia , fear of fire.

Fear 3 - Fear of mice.  I hate those little creatures.  They just come in from nowhere and scurry around the house leaving there dirty leftovers along the way.  I have cats and I have not had a mouse in my house for years but whenever one of my cats stares at a wall or under a chair I wait for one of those litter critters to come running out.  My toes curl just thinking about it.  So I am a Suriphobia  the fear of mice and proud of it.

Well I could go on and on and then on some more on this subject.   I could be Dr Phil's biggest challenge.


Mary Ann


  1. Ewww.. Mice.. I'm with you on that one!

  2. I see gnomes high fiving...uh

    I can understand why you are scared of fire the dark and mice.
    I'll watch you on Dr. Phil.

  3. Not thrilled with mice either, but we set out those poisin things. They eat it, get thirsty, make their way back outside in search of water and die because of dehydration...which reminds me...I think it's time for me to call the guy that comes to rebate them all.

    Do you leave lights on at home at night?

  4. I have a terrible fear of fire! We've had a number of apartment fires in my city lately and it's definitely not helping me!!

  5. I used to have nightmares all the time that my house was on fire! Now I'm married to a fireman so I'm not as afraid anymore. :-)

  6. I understand all your fears, the dark gets me too sometimes. Just as well you have cats for those mice!