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Fears
Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by

When I saw today’s writing challenge theme “Fears,” my mind went down a bad path.  Because there are deep and very dark fears I still face every day with my son and his health.  But then I remembered yesterday’s theme, “Stress.”  No stress here – not today.  Today we are going to discuss fear… and childhood.  And that isn’t stressful at all, is it?

childhood nightmare

When I was in first grade I lived in San Diego, CA.  I will never forget one of the worst nightmares I ever had.  I was walking down the street and saw that a human wolf was walking up the street on the opposite side.  He saw me and startled… and then began THE CHASE.

I spun around and ran up the street as fast as I could go.  Turning in towards my house I began to tear up the driveway and in to the open garage.  I was only one door away from safety.

The human wolf was getting closer and closer as I reached the stairs.  THAT was when my body went in to slow motion.  And the wolf went in to fast motion.  I began to fall so slowly that I never hit the ground as I felt the rush of the man wolf hit me.  And then I woke up in a cold sweat, unable to breathe or call out to my mother.

THAT, my friends, is REAL FEAR.

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  • Oh my, what a horrible nightmare. I’ve had a few of those in my youth. I didn’t like them either and I was in such fear I couldn’t utter a sound.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

    • I remember being FROZEN with fear, literally! How funny the mind works!

  • Ron

    OMG Katherine, I have had very similar dreams myself. In them, I was always running, running, running from someone chasing me but I could only run in slow motion. I would always wake up, sweating and breathing as if I had run a marathon!

    Have a super duper day, my friend!

    • I wonder what would happen if we didn’t wake up just before dying. I always wondered that as a child!

  • lissa

    that is definitely not the kind of dream I want to remember, sounds scary, just being chase by anybody or anything is scary… hope you don’t know of the wolf man now…

    have a lovely day.

  • Paul

    That’s scary type stuff. I used to be very fearful of a recurring dream that I had when I was about 10 or so. Riding in a tram at Yellowstone and being mauled by a Grizzly. I knew the bear was coming, but I kept getting attacked every time.

  • That does sound scary. I have had some real fears in my life but I can’t remember ever having a nightmare. I am sure I have had some but I don’t remember the specifics.

  • Dreams can seem very real sometimes and I think every kid has some monsters in theirs. The neighbors had a dog that I was very afraid of, and really thought one day he was chasing me…not he was still in the fence. A fence he could get out of. One night I dreamed he was in my room, I even called to my mom that the dog was in my room. Then one day the dog was gone. I think he had actually bitten people. Scary!

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