I was afraid of all manner of things which now seem foolish. The classic: "thing in the wardrobe", "crocodiles under my bed" the usual stuff that seems funny now. Spooky tales or stories about monsters or ogres both fascinated and frightened me.
Clowns, oh my. When I first saw Stephen King's IT....horrified me beyond belief. I had nightmares for years about that dang clown.
Oh so many things. I was afraid of everything, thunder, the phone ringing (very very young), being left alone, losing a parent, people peeking in the windows --the list goes on.
Have outgrown these thankfully.
my grand mum tried to scare me by making up ghost stories. especially so that i would not scale the high wall that separated our home from the next (abandoned one). but i did...i had to! i wanted to know who this ghost was even more than my fear of him/her. so i went)
my grand mum didnt understand how i could do this even though i was scared.
cockroach ! When I was in primary school, I felt my anus very itchy. Kept scratching non stop and i had to stand still because it was our country's national anthem. Suddenly, a cockroach crawled down under my uniform. I was scared to death! I screamed and shrieked. of course, you know what happened next...
Some of my more 'entertaining' fears as a child:
- looking outside through windows when it was dark in case a monster would look back in at me
- running up the hall stairs at full speed always convinced something was chasing me right behind me
- pulling the plug out when I was lying in the bath because I was convinced it would trigger a whirpool which would somehow suck me down the plughole
I can logic it all out in my head now as an adult but I still remember the emotion of pure fear that consumes us as kids sometimes.
The dark and unknown. Unfortunately, I still don't like the dark, heights, insects, fish, and the list could go on... *sigh*
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