The question at Weekend Wandering is:
As a child, were you afraid of the dark?
Good question. My answer is Yes. and No.
We lived in the country with no really close neighbors. I was not scared of the dark inside our house or outside in our yard.
I always felt that I was safe as long as my parents were close.
But if my parents sent me to close the door at the chicken house or some other chore after dark, I ran as fast as I could until I got back to my “safe area.”
I cannot tell you what I was afraid of – other than the unknown. Not knowing or being able to see what could be reaching out for me was terrifying.
Having a vivid imagination certainly increased my level of fear.
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