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I Am Not Afraid of the Dark

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    The Dark Is My Friend

    It's funny, cause when I was a kid, I was really afraid of the dark, I was afraid of death, and the monster under the bed. Now I've made my peace with death as best I can, and I kicked that monster's *** for five years running, coming home drunk or high as a teenager, and he...
    Socklord Socklord 31-35, M 1 Response May 29, 2009

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    I Love the Dark

    I always wait until I absolutely have to to turn the lights on in the morning. I get up before the sun comes up to go to work, so it's always dark when I get dressed. I have my dresser drawers organized so that I always know whatever I pull out is work appropriate. I also always...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 Sep 25, 2008

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    Darkness

    I am not afraid of the dark. I have walked unlit highways, streets, etc. I am terrified of the darkness within.
    iwanttobewhereloveis iwanttobewhereloveis 56-60 Apr 26, 2009

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    I am never scared when I go to bed.

    I mean, why would someone be killed in their sleep? Just go somewhere safer! Duh.
    Kim2018 Kim2018 13-15, F Dec 3, 2014

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    Not Me!

    I mean unless you're talking about a place with dangerous people or animals, that's a different story! But like the boogieman and stuff, I don't get scared of that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2, 2011

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    I Never Have Been..

    I was never scared of the dark. Not even when I was little. Monsters under the bed never scared me. I think the only thing I was scared of in the dark was the possibility of stepping on a lego or something that I couldn't see. My friends always thought (and still think) I am...
    psychicwolfchick psychicwolfchick 13-15, F Feb 14, 2013

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    I've Never Been Afraid Of The Dark

    i've never been scared of the dark... sometimes though i get a little weary after i watch a zombie movie but other than those rare occassions i'm not bothered by the dark at all.
    MERCIPOURLEVENIN MERCIPOURLEVENIN 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    Cats' Eyes

    It's seldom truly lightless; there almost always is a thread of light, and I have eyes like a cat. So why should I be afraid?  I can always see well enough to navigate.
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 27, 2012

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    I Am Not Afraid Of The Dark..

    I am not afraid of the dark, but I am terrified of nighttime. When it gets dark outside, and it's late at night and everyone else goes to sleep, I get really paranoid. I am afraid that I will die or something terrible will happen to me at night. During the day, I am fine. But as...
    kayae89 kayae89 22-25 Feb 4, 2012

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    Don't Like It

    I don't like it, but am not afraid of it. I prefer the sun and light, so am not overly fond of the dark. My brother's terrified of it, and always has been. Every night I go upstairs and his light is still on. I've no idea whether he'll ever get over his fear but nodbody's...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Feb 15, 2008

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    That Isn't Quite True. . .

    Sometimes I am, sometimes I'm not. It just depends on the time. After I watch a horror movie, for example, I'm afraid of the dark. XD But in general, just during a regular night, I can walk around a dark house, lay on top of the covers in a dark room, etc-- without worrying. I...
    RandomErr RandomErr 18-21, M Sep 29, 2013

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    I see better in the darkness,

    light tend to hurt my eyes.
    goog987 goog987 26-30, M Feb 9

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    Not One Bit.

    As a matter of fact if I have to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or anything I don't even bother to turn the lights on. Why should I? I know where everything is, don't need to waste the electricity to see it.
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    Afraid of the Light

    When I was very young I had a extremly high fever and thought the lights were burning me.  Since than I could not sleep in a room with light.  I would have nightmares if some light came under the door, I never used a nightlight.  Even today I am light...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M Apr 24, 2009

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    I Used To Be Afraid Of The Dark. But Not Anymore.

    I used to be afraid of the dark. But not anymore. I find solace in the dark at times. Darkness is not to be feared if it is understood, revered, or even loved. Understanding enlightens, and en-light-enment sheds light Making the darkness void, illuminating the night. Like the...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M Jun 7, 2012

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    I Have No Fear Of The Dark

    in fact i really love the dark and the freedom it gives you what i fear are the ghost the come eachnight when it gets dark from the past
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 16, 2012

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    Darkness thrills me. It is where

    that which cannot stand the light of day exists. Danger, perhaps, excitement, naturally. Wrap me in your arms and take me away with you.
    Nixie1291 Nixie1291 22-25, F Jan 26

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    I'm Not Afraid Of The Dark

    I'm not afraid of the dark  just afraid of what can happen in the dark when outside.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 6, 2012

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    I'm slowly growing accustomed to the dark. I actually find comfort in it now. It's just odd seeing nothing but darkness. I feel like all my other senses become acute and it's...
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    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Being alone in the dark makes me feel weak and vulnerable. It's like the darkness swallows your whole being, you start thinking en when you start thinking you can't stop. It's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 18

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    im afraid of so many things. the dark, being alone, snakes, being judged, not being in control . I don't know why but I am and sometimes it keeps me from actually living.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Now what I am about to write may seem to be comic book-like, but I am truly afraid of scarecrows. When I was a kid, my mother use to cheat on my father with other men. One...
    Marik13 Marik13 13-15, M Feb 13

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    Who's that knock, knock, knocking at the door? - It's that old devious devil and his dark dog returning to stay a while. What fascinates me (and worries me deeply) about depression...
    LowRise LowRise 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    If I'm in a room with one of my guy friends and it's really dark and we are in close proximity, if I was a guy I swear I would get a *****. Idk, darkness with somebody else is hot...
    Vicruiz Vicruiz 16-17, F Feb 16

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    The dark side that lurks underneath the politeness. The dark side that holds the pain and the hurt. The dark side that creeps out and grabs on sometimes. The dark side that...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 17

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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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    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 Feb 20

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    'To see the Dark'Eyes like coalHeart of stoneIn the beginningYou think you're a godThat's what you can seeIn the DarkTill you learnTo fear not deathMark the dayYou walk the...
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 56-60, M Feb 14

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    i love darkness..absolutely hate sunlight. my blinds are always shut and i have blackout curtains because i love it to be dark all day,every day. turning a light on when im...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 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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    Is it the darkness of the night, the darkness in my soul, or just the darkness in my room right at this very moment? All are black, all hold depth of which I'm lost in, and all...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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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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    To see the dark in a different light, the rose fades though it's color never changes. seeing the calm change to horrid fight When the dawn eats the dark and mutes all your rages...
    solesine00 solesine00 31-35, M Feb 22

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    Darkness wraps it's arms around the light Darkness casts it's shadow across my mind Darkness readies for a fight How much longer can I stand Before I fall into the sand
    Onthebus Onthebus 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Dark hair is absolutely beautiful on most people Dark hair makes your features stand out the color of your eyes the the shape of your nose and lips , if it's curly Wavy and dark...
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have an honest fear. It's not melodramatic or self indulgent, but honest and really really real. It's something that hits you out of nowhere that I'll end up an old woman with a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I mean there's no need to be afraid of being loyal. No need to be afraid of sharing the parts of you that honestly not everyone deserves with just one person