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I Am Not Afraid of the Dark

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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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    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 understand every painful thing to ever happen

    to me. I have made resolve and found it to hold no catharsis or understanding or even slight release to my constant lingering sometimes extremely sharp pain. I see things. Dual realities, one were I see someone and another were I'm stabbing them. My history is littered painful...
    twistedrope twistedrope 18-21, M Mar 22

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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 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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    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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    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 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 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 26

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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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    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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    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 do knot fear the darkness i thrive in it i

    have dark twisted mind and a dark heart and sole i have lived in the dark for so long it a part off me evil be thy name
    CandiceAllcoxx CandiceAllcoxx 26-30, T a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 see better in the darkness,

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

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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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    Oh man wish my hubby was home i just killed a snake in the back yard..Copperhead..Im so Afraid of snakes and Copperheads can hurt you some can kill you..Im still shaking from it...
    CLPLIKESFUN CLPLIKESFUN 46-50 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have dark brown skin and I hate it. I don't know why people wish they had it. It's like a dark brown skin. :( I wish I was lighter or white.
    BigGirlWithLove BigGirlWithLove 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    As the years go by I become more and more unable to restrain the monster growing inside me. I am alone in this world and even my own reflection turns its back on me, leaving me...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 8 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    It is an irrational fear of mine, just like how I am afraid to swallow pills even for medical reasons. The fear of rejection is a big part of it. Being told I'm not good enough...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Don't run, but the idea of death has always fascinated me, just the idea that there is nothing, like you can't even think or anything (as you can tell I have no religious views on...
    poppytippy poppytippy 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm pretty sure we all are, so "join the club", right? But your dark place is different than mine. My is fueled by anger, resentment and regret. My place is dark because shyt keeps...
    Logic34 Logic34 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    This world is so big, and dark and twisted. The light we see seems to only be a lightbulb. I feel as though we are shielded from the sun, from the truth of everything. Sometime I...
    Prw9 Prw9 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Cannot stand the dark. I sleep with the hall light on every night. Every night. My husband is a very patient man, he allows this even though I can tell it bothers him. I think...
    insight00 insight00 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    And now I think I've found it... A new fear eclipses this. The fear of hurting him. I feel as though my worth is questionable, that I hurt all that I touch. It's not just a feeling...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm afraid to grow old due to more people dying and the physical effects of it, but I'm also afraid to die because at the same time I also want to live a long, healthy life and...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I want to share a verse to all of the strugglers in sin and in their relationship with God. But first i want to send a powerful message, and that is God sent his son to die for us...
    TemptaionWontShakeMe TemptaionWontShakeMe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    very. very. dark let's us not awaken that darkness that lay dead within dreaming let it sleep awhile longer the time will come. soon enough let it dream
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M Jul 20

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    I have a dark side I mostly keep hidden. Most of my friends on here know of this side of me but they don't know the full extent. No one from outside of EP knows the full extent...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Story One: My aunt brought me back a doll from Russia. It was a porcelain doll that looked exactly like me. And according to my aunt, it was not custom made. She had just found it...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I'm so sorry I have a dark side that would earn me the death penalty. If you bother to go through my experiences, it's listed. I'm not going to apologise for having this side of me...
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I am not afraid that I have lost my salvation, I know that I have and yes I am afraid because of that. I gave my life to the Lord in 2008 I had a major encounter with God, I had...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I have been so weird as of late, mixed feelings have come on my way and I feel so blinded. I don't understand who I am anymore and what I have to feel inside hurts and pleases me...
    actuelly actuelly 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Yes, everyone to some degree has a dark side. Most of them keep it locked away because they are afraid of it. I keep my dark side hidden , not because I am afraid of it, but...
    MIDNIGHTRIDER4 MIDNIGHTRIDER4 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Again I am lost, why cant the dark just consume me, and everything will be gone.
    msladyred68 msladyred68 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    In the dark, so alone, nothing but darkness and my light is gone. Light come back and lead me out of this hole i am in. In the dark, so alone, no light for me to be whole.
    msladyred68 msladyred68 46-50, F Jul 16

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    This was the worst trauma of my childhood. In my church they preached vivid sermons about the horrors of hell and the infinite intensity and duration of the suffering. I was...
    AlanOliver AlanOliver 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...