What Scares You?

Since I have a new release today and it’s a spooky, historical gothic romance that kicks off a set of like serials, the idea of what scares people has been in my head. What makes your heart beat faster and your skin crawl? When do you sleep with the light on?

I tried to come up with a short list of things and situations that scare me. Here’s it is, in no particular order:

spiders, snakes, bugs, clowns, ghosts (yes, I do believe in them after coming into contact with more than one), isolated places, the woods at night, empty buildings after dark (alone), being alone (some nights when hubby is traveling), cemeteries after dusk (I love them during the day!), being locked into a mausoleum or other place of the dead.

Now you know I’m nuts. You might just have suspected before.

And then there are life events that scare me like being in an accident that takes away my current ability to live as I do or some harm coming to someone I love. Or death. That one doesn’t scare me these days, but some people have a huge fear of it.

Whew. This is getting a bit deep. Big, scary life events aside, I don’t think it’s surprising that snakes, ghosts, locked mausoleums, and other elements make their way into gothic romance or my gothic romances in general. These are common fears of humankind, and some are quite logical. After all, snakes and spiders can kill, and so can clowns. Joking–sort of. So, what are you afraid of? I’d love to know.

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Posted on May 25, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I have to go with what Linda Goodman said in “Love Signs”: “Capricorns fear nothing, except poverty.”

    Although I don’t particularly care for the experience of falling. Heights are a mixed thing – when I think about the potential falling, I feel a flutter. But then I’ll still walk out on rocks at the edge of steep fall-offs to get a good picture: https://picasaweb.google.com/107838201266552993166/LosAlamosCanonDigital?authkey=Gv1sRgCMSe9qH4sqjDMA#5495777121596913186

  2. Ooh, poverty. I’m an Aquarius on the border of Capricorn myself. 😉 I hate falling in dreams! That’s a great pic and a little scary. Thanks for your comments, Matthew. 🙂

  3. People who believe in sinister plots to take over the world scare me more than anything.

    Do you know about the UN plot to infiltrate city planner jobs and community zoning commissions here in the United States? In order to implement a sinister UN plot, local governments have been seeded with secret agents bent on depopulating the world, leaving only a small number of socialists in charge of the vastly reduced population. If these UN Socialists succeed we will be forced to live in walled urban zones, slaving away for the Commissars until Jesus comes. (Oh wait, this has nothing to do with the whole Jesus thing)

    My crazy, compound cloistered, gold hoarding, home schooling Uncle talks about it incessantly. We were eating fried chicken at my Grandma’s Mother’s Day reunion when all the sudden he launches into this story about his local zoning board trying to build bike lanes and he and Tea-party group went en-mass to the commission’s public meeting and shouted “Conspiracy” until the plan was trashed.

    Have you ever heard of this sinister plot to take over the world and force us to ride bikes in urban gulags?

    I like riding bikes in the city, I miss it in fact, does that mean I’m in on the conspiracy. 😉

  4. Chris, I agree with you on conspiracy nuts of that type. At least we’ll know where to get the water, extra guns and the underground bunker when we’re all threatened with becoming the government’s zombie slaves. 😉

  5. Lol I am most scared of spiders. I can be scared for moments but not forever i think when it comes about ghost and all of that yeah i believe in them. Oh and btw I ment to send you a messege but instead send it to another person haha sorry but is was to tell you anyway about the review ;3

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