Fear Of…

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Writing 101 posed this today: What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears. If you’re up for a twist, write this post in a style that’s different from your own.


Terror grips my throat – I cannot breathe.

Dread is heavy in my limbs, and I am suddenly immobile.

Horror dawns within, as tears slip down my face,

I am frightened.

Panic clutches at my heart beating inconsistently,

while blaring alarms are clanging in my head.

Trepidation chills me to the bone.

I shiver.

Apprehension growing, I open the door and get into the car.


My fear (phobia) is the fear of driving.


What are you afraid of?


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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. You communicated your fear at a visceral level. Well written. But I’m sorry driving is so awful for you.

  2. So just curious – do you drive even though you are afraid?

  3. Me too! I don’t have a car… Just a subway pass and my own two feet… I’m just fine that way!

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