Thursday, September 2, 2010

Writer's Workshop--When I was a kid I was afraid...Still Am Sometimes.

Mama's Losin' It
Writer's workshop time.
The prompts:
1.) Childhood fears you’ve taken into your adult life.
2.) Write a post that begins and ends with a merry-go-round.
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3.) Why were you mortified? Write about a true embarrassing moment as though it was happening in slow motion.
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4.) Open letter to a celebrity.
5.) Oprah says we all have a story. If you were on her show, what would your story be? What would you be talking about? What advice would she give you? Write about it and provide a snippet of your interview together.

Number 1: Childhood fears you've taken into adulthood.
  • fear of spiders
  • fear of bugs
  • fear of large groups-where I don't know anybody but am expected to "mingle".
  • fear of scary movies--even Dracula is too much for me.
  • fear of miller moths
  • fear of anything that has more than four legs really
  • fear of looking like a fool in front of everyone--a la middle school and high school.
  • fear that 'they' are talking about me
  • sometimes I can even spook myself in the dark.
  • fear of public speaking
These are the fears left over from childhood.  I'm not even going to go into the ones I have developed since "growing up".  What are you still afraid of that you were afraid of as a child?
Go link your own take on the prompts at Mama Kats.

P.S.  The bank said yes so we get to go get the camper this weekend.  Pictures next week.


  1. I am afraid of spiders and bugs too...My greatest fear is of losing my loved ones.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Spiders, snakes, masks, not being funny, they all scare me!

  3. Snakes for sure!! Fear of all eyes on me, has really messed things up for me many times. Like reading aloud in class...terrifying!!!

  4. Snakes and fire for me! Of course the obvious of losing loved ones

  5. Yay for the camper!!! I've always been afraid of the dark. I'm a big sissy huh!

  6. Ummm just about every single one that you said! Including moths! I hate them. They seriously freak me out. I like scary movies tho...not slasher movies...real scary ones that mess with your head. Of course than I can't sleep for three weeks! Haha.

  7. I was (and am) afraid of a lot of those things, especially spiders and crowds of people. I was also very afraid of fire when I was a child.


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