I’m reblogging this in response to Teresa’s terrifying Tuesday prompt
Even at 63, I still hate spiders, but can at least tolerate the smaller ones.
Childhood fears don’t fade completely I’m afraid.
As I have already reblogged this, I am linking Fandango’s #FDDA challenge to it too, as he is asking what is our greatest fear.
the fear of spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions
No 1 in top 10 most common phobias
affects women more than men
dizziness, nausea, and breathlessness
in some cases, symptoms escalate into a full-blown panic attack
Yep, this is me. I suppose it really kicked in when I was about 5 and my sister threw one at me. She found it hysterical when I turned a funny colour and puked in the dirt. No, we are not close.
Every night, I would check under my bed with the broom handle, ready to scarper just in case. Shadows cast in the corners of my bedroom would suggest a hairy monster was lurking and it wasn’t unusual to get my grandfather to come upstairs and get rid of it (by which time of course it had disappeared into the closet and he thought it was just a ruse not…
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