365 Writing Prompts: Fear Factor

People are afraid of all kinds of things: Spiders, the dark or being enclosed in ┬ásmall places. Tell us about your greatest fear—rational or irrational.

I’m afraid of all the things mentioned above, but the dark is something I was always afraid of. Even when I’m sleeping if the power is off, I wake up and have difficulty breathing, it’s been there since I was very young, I could not sleep in a dark room.

During the winter when we have a snowstorm I am always scared because there is  the danger that the power might go off. I keep a lantern and a flashlight near my bed.