What Makes You SCREAM?

Here is a look into what frightens me.

Smore #4

Imagine roaming down a dim lit pathway during the wee hours of the night. The sounds of the evening are louder than usual. The wind is roaring and the leaves on the ground are bristling past objects. Things that would be completely in the norm, in daylight, seem to be bizarre at night. You start to notice things that aren’t truly there. The merely blurred shadowy form of tree omits a monster-like figure. You get closer partially wanting to know what it was. Then you come to realize that there is nothing to be afraid of. All of a sudden, every scary movie, book, or story you have ever encountered seems to haunt you. The boogie man that scared you as a child seems to appear from the dark crevices. The paranoia burgeons inside. You feel as if a presence is prowling near you. You feel as if is touching you, watching you, and stirring closer and closer. However, when you look there is no one there. There’s never anyone there, yet their presence is evocating you. You can’t escape it, you can’t beat it, and you can’t harm it. You are completely helpless in its attack. Anxiety strikes and there is nothing to ease it, because there is no way to defeat a soul. That is what scares me the most. Having something haunt you, steal your sleep, and strip you of your sanity and have absolutely no way of fighting it off. Neither a gun, knife, nor taster can rid the spirit. Once it is there, it will haunt for as long as it deems necessary. From this point on, you are trapped in a reoccurring dream that you cannot awake from. The ghost has chosen you as its next victim. What do you do next? Nothing. There’s absolutely nothing you can do.

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