My mother was afraid of heights and cockroaches. A former coworker admitted he was absolutely terrified of clowns. A friend is so afraid of snakes that she can’t even touch a drawn image of one. I’ve known a few people who are afraid of flying.
Me? Spiders. They’re not right. Eight-legged things that suck the juices out of their prey. Spindly. Tarantulas that throw their hair into your skin like barbs. And what’s with all those eyes when a lot of spiders are blind? I smashed a wolf spider once and a hundred babies ran from her back. And have you ever walked into a spider web? Ewww! Yuck!
So, what scares you? While we know vampires, werewolves, and mummies don’t exist, do they scare you? Demons? How about zombies? Maybe it’s Snape. Snape dressed in Neville Longbottom’s grandmother’s clothing. Hey, just sayin.’
Okay, maybe it’s real life stuff. Bats? Dogs? Cats? Rats? Dark basements? I’ve read some people are afraid of birds. Are you afraid when the lights go out? How about closed spaces like closets, coffins, or stopped elevators? Death?
Tell me what scares you. No fair using the economy because that scares everyone.