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I Am Afraid of Fire

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    When I was a little kid,

    I was at a relative's house with a bunch of my extended family members, and someone was planning on setting off fireworks in their backyard. Unfortunately, the fireworks went off a little too early, and we weren't all that far from them. As far as I can remember, everyone was...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 20

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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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    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 9 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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    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 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    I feel almost silly posting this but I feel as though I need an outlet for my frustrations. Three days ago I received a call from my ex-boyfriend. I hadn't heard from him in over 3...
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    You always picture the perfectly fit guy being a fireman plus I love the fireman calendars.
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    there is something hypnotic about a fire. i like watching them on those cold winter days when the sky is overcast and the wind is howling and the bare tree branches are waving...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My husband and I use to have a fire pit in our backyard, and i use to love when we start fire out there. There something comforting about watching the fire move and all the...
    lisabar89 lisabar89 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I don't even know when the next time fireworks will be set off here! :(
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My grandma passed away Sunday and my family is trying to kill my mom because she got all of her possessions and the full inheritance, meanwhile up here my stepdad and me are...
    Manuel1Martinez Manuel1Martinez 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do. I really do... ....consequently much prefer Bonfire Night to the transatlantic Halloween import. My children are growing older- and frankly don't display the same...
    Newnameuk Newnameuk 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Pretty sure this either causes or is caused by my social anxiety. I can't talk to people properly because I'm so afraid they'll just give me a 'wtf why would you even approach me...
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    Ever since I was a child I love everything about fire. I'm not a pyromaniac or anything, I'm afraid of it as well. But I just admire the raw power it represents.
    4thGeneration 4thGeneration 22-25, M a week ago

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    I'm 24 and I wasn't like other kids in my family growing up. For one thing I have Mild Cerebral Palsy and growing up has been slow for me. I didn't get my id until I was 20, my...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not at all afraid to die, I'm afraid of tomorrow
    LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy 56-60, F Aug 24

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    It's not like I really want to die or something. But there are things that are much worse than death. Many people are forced to undergo unbearable suffering because euthanasia is...
    UchuuStranger UchuuStranger 18-21, M Aug 24

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    Fire station Friday thank goodness. Need a nap
    badnewsfiremedic badnewsfiremedic 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/forest-service-identifies-three-firefighters-killed-washington-blaze-n413436 Thought and prayers to the family's of the...
    Bruggee Bruggee 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/forest-service-identifies-three-firefighters-killed-washington-blaze-n413436 Thought and prayers to the family's of the...
    Bruggee Bruggee 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/forest-service-identifies-three-firefighters-killed-washington-blaze-n413436 Thought and prayers to the family's of the...
    Bruggee Bruggee 36-40, M Aug 20

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    I am not afraid of it and honestly thats mainly what I am here for. My friend told me about this site because it helped her explore her sexuality and talk to a lot of cool people...
    emmastewart emmastewart 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 19

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    It really does depend, but I generally feel very very uncomfortable if I am in a room with men only or if a guy is near me. I am gay and am attracted to men but I am afraid of them...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M Aug 19

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    The crackle of the wood, the roar of the flames and the warmth of this beautiful fire. It's cold and wet outside, let's not go there in that unfriendly world my dear. Sitting on...
    amaryllisflowers amaryllisflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    the fire dance for twirling. and waving the flames move against the wind the fire is burnt into my becoming a part of it
    etdragonstrom etdragonstrom 18-21, M Aug 18

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    I didnt used hate them. the reason i hate them now is because of my time in Iraq, and the remind me of my time there. it wasnt easy being there in 2004-05. there was still a lot...
    jsmith19941978 jsmith19941978 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    These days there are many disasters occurred in China. Two days ago, Tianjin industry had a blasting bombing and today another place had a terrifying explosion. There are many...
    jessyung jessyung 26-30, F Aug 17

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    for me getting rejected had been a big part of my life growing up. I was tall really slim , athletic and wrestled on the team for 5 years, when I was born I had a problem with my...
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    I got fired for being late 10-15mins everyday. My labor was really fine, i worked really hard but my boss didnt care about it. He only cared about my lateness, saying this had...
    Jose9087 Jose9087 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Very, very afraid. Rejection and abuse have probably played a big part. From both family and everyone else. An unwanted sexual encounter at 14 with an older woman also kind of made...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 18-21 Aug 16

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    I love all kinds of fireworks
    Semmasix Semmasix 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Why is that people are afraid of dying?? I mean is going to happen right it could happen today right now or maybe even in a hundred years, the truth is that you are dying since the...
    maeve106 maeve106 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I honestly don’t understand how someone can be so perfect, yet still have so many flaws that are easily spotted. Why is it that I am so attracted to this kind? My heart is just...
    BrokenAndUseless BrokenAndUseless 18-21, M Aug 15

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    I just got fired today, I felt like it was coming for a long time but it finally happened. I do admit the reason that I got fired was my fault. I really don't know how to feel i'm...
    slashy11 slashy11 26-30, M Aug 14

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    It is such a peaceful joy to watch the flickering flames against the darkness of the night.. To sit and smell the burning wood as wisps of smoke sting my eyes and stir my thoughts...
    LeChemineau LeChemineau 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I don't want to blame my parents, because I don't like not taking responsibility, but I feel like my parents are part of the reason why I am afraid of failure. My older brother is...
    Annelina Annelina 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I keep falling back down, but I somehow get back up every time. I'm afraid that one of these times I won't have enough strength to get up again.
    DLaPratt DLaPratt 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I never want to be in a relationship, im afraid ill end up hurt And that it will affect me so much. Id rather be alone, travelling the world and have a lot of dogs tbh... I feel...
    valkoala valkoala 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    when i was smaller and more alive inside. i sung songs about God and His son to my neighbor. i laughed and cried as needed. now, let this soul and mind and heart be a vessel of...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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