It’s what glues us to our seat during a scary movie. But if we are truly scared, why watch the movie? Why read the book? Well, it’s all about the chemicals in our brains. I guess we’re funny that way. Literally. When we are scared, our brains produce the same chemicals as when we’re happy. So if you ever wondered just why you enjoy that feeling of dread and anxiety…that’s why.
Over the years, my fears have changed. I went from being scared of dolls, to a fear of clowns (Coulrophobia). I have to say I’m glad I’m over that one, what with my favorite show headlining a really freaky clown.
Now, I’m afraid of some more adult things: failure and my kids being hurt. I still carry around a ridiculous fear of tornados, which I don’t think I’ll ever get over. Maybe this is something from a past life…
Anyway, when I asked to hear about your fears, I had a few brave souls share. Thank you to all of you, but there can only be one winner.
The big winner of our fear posting, and of course the one who will receive Brenna Yavanoff’s The Replacement is:
MARY NEWTON LIMA!!!
Here’s her post…I can’t even begin to say how much this creeps me out!!!
I watched a video once of hands and arms – just up to the elbows – coming out of the closet and from under the bed. Now I’m terrified of walking by closed doors in a dark room or house where there’s juuuust enough light to see the shape of the door…and the wiggly things coming out of the sides of the door, just past my peripheral vision….*shiver*
And Mary, please email me your mailing address: firstname.lastname@example.org