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At what point do you become fearful, and what is it you fear?  

•This isn't a horror story.  In fact, stay away from horror.  Instead, think about your life and the obstacles you face.  At what point do you retreat back into yourself?  When do you feel over-whelmed?


• Stay within the anxiety theme

• Word limit needs to be under 500

• Your fear cannot be a physical object

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Here's an example:  (My own fear of silence)

It’s when words fail me that I become fearful.  If I talk I can fein confidence enough to even convince myself, but when my speech falters, when my mouth refuses to open—when I’m silenced—I’m terrified.  My throat feels dry.  If I can’t even respond, then how can I feel okay?  Someone just popped the bubble that I’ve been living in for so long and I can’t even defend myself, so how can I feel okay?  It’s raw skin under these callouses.  My armor’s only show.  I’m not all that big underneath, I’m only skin and bones.  And now you know that.  So how can I feel okay?

I can’t speak.  I can’t even fathom.  It’s as if my brain’s on pause yet moving a thousand miles per hour, and I.  Can’t.  Speak.  Fear settles at the pit of my stomach, it’s cold and hot all at the same time, and everything seems like nothing.  The only words I throw out I trip over, the only sentences I can speak are choppy and incomplete.  I’ve been silenced by shock.  By Fear.  How am I going to be okay?

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