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I Am Afraid of Fire

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    We Lost Everything

    I was 12 at the time, It was January 3rd. We lived in this old red 2 story house with a coal stove in the cellar. I had put the puppy out on the porch roof as we had done so many times so he could do his business then let him back inside the house. I had laid down and fell asleep...
    carol2 carol2 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2007

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    Weird Fear Of Fire

    I don't know why I'm afraid of fire if I see a candle lit or a lighter on I can't stand it I was in science the teacher put a Brunson burner on I freaked out and legged it from the room I never went to science after few years later I did catering in 6th form it was a gas cooker...
    boyracer19941 boyracer19941 18-21, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Accident

    Y    I didn burn the house(i forgot food many times but one time was with fire)...but i think if didn see it or call someone the house would have gone POOF! =/ i was making...whats the word?boil ?eggs like the picture n i came to ep.there was this smell...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    My 4th Bday Tragedy

    4 years old. It was the best birthday ever, until my life was changed forever. I have only watched the videotape of my 4th birthday ONE time my entire life. Two years ago. It broke my heart to see what really happened that day. I had finally gotten the dog I always...
    LostLamb LostLamb 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 30, 2007

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    F.I.R.E

    When I was younger I wouldn't even say the word fire and when my friends came to stay overnight I told them not to say the word. I was terrified of the sound that smoke alarms make, I guess I still am. I think that my fear started because there was a gas advert on TV that showed...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 1, 2008

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    we have a fire ring in our backyard, but more times than not, we go to my brother in laws house and have a "fire". He has a concrete patio that is perfect for it.. most of those...
    Georgealan2 Georgealan2 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I say I am open minded about things. I tell other people about my views and I am open to theirs too. I don't like the feeling that I somehow open things up about my life with...
    MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    In the early 80's, I was living in Southern California, and my friend told me about this seminar she was going to, Firewalking: Fear Into Power. Sounded interesting, so I went too...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 31

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    Among the daily challenges of meeting tough deadlines and working with limited resources, factories and industries face much bigger challenges. When there are thousands of people...
    michaeltailor michaeltailor 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I am afraid of dying I am afraid of losing my family I am afraid of guns I am afraid of people who have guns I am afraid of spiders I am afraid of anything that has more than 4...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F Jan 29

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    Liar liar, pants on fire. I feel so naive to allow him to get close so quick. I almost give him props for getting me to trust him over my intuition. I feel foolish but lesson...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 3 Responses Feb 7

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    It's been super cold the last few days. We've had a fire in the fireplace every day. We didn't have school today because of President's Day. Before my dad left for work, he got...
    Somethingcute Somethingcute 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    My boyfriend told me today that he wants to live in my city...halfway across the globe from where he lives. It made me so happy, as it was what I was hoping for because it means...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Wherever there is a huge a network of electric cables carrying hundreds of volts in them, the chances of risk are huge. A minor short circuit can cause the biggest disaster ever...
    michaeltailor michaeltailor 26-30, M Feb 5

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    I haven't been afraid all of my life, because I can remember some bits of happiness in my childhood, but even as far back as elementary, I was afraid of failing, middle school...
    LoquaciouslyLucid LoquaciouslyLucid 16-17, M Feb 3

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    I'm not afraid of heights, I'm afraid of falling. I'm not afraid of the dark, I afraid of what's in it. I'm not afraid to love, I'm afraid of not being loved back.
    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Dream by the bf told to me (and now stuck in my brain). Background: My child's father "M", died before she was born. He is a relative of my current bf, "P". M shows up in my...
    starvibes starvibes 31-35, F Feb 2

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    Hey! So ive been with my firefighter for over 3 years, and id be lying if i said its been all rainbows and sunshine. Ive been through hell and back with him, not only because of...
    Azbaby3705 Azbaby3705 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I love that he has such a strong passion for being a firefighter but sometimes I really wish he could love doing something like, oh let's say, stamp collecting!! lol. Risking your...
    Nelsaroo Nelsaroo 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I think I'm actually a bit of a pyromaniac. I love staring at a candle flame or into a fireplace or fire pit. I absolutely love the 4th of July (Independence Day for all of the non...
    ts92 ts92 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Im so afraid. Its the one thing that scares me the most. i have a hard time holding on to people. I just, drift away. Growing up i was isolated and i went through a lot. And it...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    What is it do you suppose? I remember it first as a child sitting in front of the fireplace at my aunt and uncle's. They were extroverts and always seemed to find me a little...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I'll tell you a secret, based in science and metaphysics. One of the last posts said, "science can't quite explain how and why this is possible". Well, that's not quite true. This...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Feb 1

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    Not to copy another story on this site, but I too have to admit I love my job. Though dangerous most times, heartbreaking at other times...no where do you get to see such true...
    musiclover74 musiclover74 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Sitting in front of a lovely fire right now. So cosy!!! ;-)
    Orangeman2 Orangeman2 36-40, M Feb 16

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    I mean I know I won't be, or at least it's highly unlikely. I'm only 19, I have plenty of time left. But every time I start liking someone, I give up before anything starts. I'm...
    StrangelyWrinkledMammal StrangelyWrinkledMammal 18-21, F 27 Responses Jan 31

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    i know this sounds kinda stupid for those older than me maybe even those younger than me but i really feel like a failure. got wait listed to my dream college and i feel like...
    youngandinexperienced youngandinexperienced 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    haha as I was searching for this title, I found another experience called "i am afraid of my mom dying"... well, honestly, i thought i was the only one! that calms me down a little...
    Tomboygirl98 Tomboygirl98 16-17, F Feb 12

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    I'm still afraid of driving and even people who sits in my car was afraid too , I hope the driving coach won't freak out teaching me to drive (if Only the coach is available) . Oh...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F a week ago

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    My FAKE Mother... Obviously, you can conclude that she is not my biological Mother. My Mother was killed and had her identity stolen by an INDIAN genocide. This morning, this...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 1

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    I'm not afraid to die. If I should die, then I guess I'll die, but I'm just not concerned about an afterlife or anything such as that. I'm just gunna try my hardest and live my...
    Varjo Varjo 16-17, F Feb 1

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    It comes and goes, but yesterday I went through some flashbacks, and last night had night terrors, so today I'm really feeling afraid. I want to go to sleep, but I'm afraid to...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M Feb 1

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    So I know it's early, but I have to say it. DON'T be afraid to show the world who you really are. DON'T be afraid to be different because you think people will judge. Let them...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I was always afraid of rejection. I rarely show people the 'real' me though I'm not so sure who's the 'real' me. I'm afraid that once they found out the other side of me, they'll...
    crumblingcookies crumblingcookies 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    I was in a relationship for 6 years. I thought he was the one. I gave him everything. I asked for nothing in return but to be loved by him and only him. He left me for a kid half...
    GayDad1975 GayDad1975 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    It isn't that I am afraid of failing, it is that I am afraid of disappointing others with my failures. I have a desire to make everyone happy and sometimes that just isn't possible...
    1Fortnight 1Fortnight 16-17, T 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm actually afraid to love too hard... You think your love can push someone away? Or even scare them away? It's scary to really express someone how you feel because you're afraid...
    sadgurl2015 sadgurl2015 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I didn't know that one day I will lost my job because of my anxiety and I didn't know that I will have anxiety. And starting my life from the start is so hard. I'm afraid of...
    perrilive perrilive 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    oh my god, today i had swim regional's. I was so scared i was going to have a panic attack in the 200, i was afraid i was gonna disappoint everyone on my team. I placed 3rd (out of...
    Nightlover223 Nightlover223 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Eeergh. I'm almost finished with my four years. I'm going to get a BFA in illustration from a small-ish art school. Professors and students say I will be fine, based on the...
    ArtRhinoceros ArtRhinoceros 18-21, F Feb 15

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    I'm not even afraid of falling, really . Its that sudden stop when landing that gets me a little nervous.
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 18

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    The fire of my soul is burning out. I'm fading......
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Not to the point of being a freaking pyromaniac, but I love everything about fire :) how it's unharnessed, and beautiful, and toxic, and gives off warmth even with the capacity to...
    rosesandcharlie rosesandcharlie 13-15, F Jan 29

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    Like.. Literally. I burnt my thumb so bad that I thought I wasn't going to have a finger print but I love setting my hands on fire.. .-.
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F Jan 30

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    “I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To know that for destruction ice Is also great” ― Robert Frost
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    All my friends say they hate the smell of smoke, but everything about a fire-the warmth, the light, and even the smell is comforting.
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 1