F3, Week 9: Scaredy Cat, Scaredy Cat…

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Fear: An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone, or something, is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

The key word here is ‘belief’. Naturally, our personal trepidations are all completely rational in our minds. But, let’s look at this realistically for a moment. Is what would keep you up nights or prevent your walking into a dark room alone something that could happen in the real world, or is it something your imagination concocted to force you to keep that nightlight lit?

This week, confront your fears head-on, whether the world considers them rational or foolish. It’s YOUR ‘belief’ that matters.

Prompt: Freak us out with a tale about having to face your greatest fear. We’d also like to know if you made it out in one piece, or…

Genre: Horror, of course. How could it be any other?

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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