Writing 101, Day Seventeen, Fear With A Twist

One of my worst fears?  That the bartender won’t bring my drink soon enough!  That’s my fear with a twist – get it?

Fine, a real fear. I could say something pedestrian and banal like ‘I’ll never find love’, or ‘dying alone’, etcetera, but an honest fear is dying of AIDS, or being burned alive.

The context is ‘address one of your worst fears’.  Of the two mentioned above, being burned alive is probably the worst because there are good drugs for AIDS, but I watched a friend perish from AIDS, each day worse than the last, his broken body wracked with pain, blistering sores, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and he endured each new opportunistic bacteria, fungus, or virus that destroyed his fragile immune system.

Maybe being burned alive is a piece of cake after that, but I don’t know.  I don’t want to find out.  This was a stupid fucking exercise, and I’m not even sure why I did it, but there, it’s done.

Author: Hermionejh

Laughter is my drug.

2 thoughts on “Writing 101, Day Seventeen, Fear With A Twist”

  1. My worst fear was being with an abuser and unfortunately its coming true.

    My husband of 2 months has turned out to be paranoid schizophrenic (a fact he and his family deliberately hid from us). In less than a month of marriage, my life has been torn apart by threats, accusations and vile disgusting words. He is controlling, paranoid, suspicious and refuses to get any help or get back on medication.

    My worst fear now is that this will become the story for the rest of my life and THAT is not how I want to live.

    I wish us both courage…. whatever it is.. however it is … may we overcome our fear and find the courage to do that which is right for us.

    1. I am so very sorry that you are in your circumstances! I wish courage & strength for us both too. We deserve to have a safe, happy, life. We’re both strong women & won’t tolerate bs for long! I’m glad you wrote & I’m sad you are where you are, but glad you’re getting out! Stay strong. Much love & hugs to you! xo Jerri

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