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I Am Not Afraid To Walk Alone At Night

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    I Love To Walk At Night

    Even in colder weather I prefer to walk at night. Especially when the stars are bright. I am alert and careful, but never scared. It's very peaceful to me. There have been many times on the weekend when I can't sleep and have been out running at 2 or 3 AM with a heavy wine buzz...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Certainly No Fear Here.

    It's not necessarily safe in ways, I suppose, but I have no fear of the night itself.. and eh, I'll take my chances with people.  Mostly I'm walking home drunk from friends' houses when they're too inebriated themselves to drive me.  It might be a good...
    wtfwolf wtfwolf 18-21, M 9 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    Not A True Story...

    Jane glances at her watch as she leaves her friend Melissa’s house. She was supposed to be home two hours ago. Her mother is going to be angry…Quickly she runs down the steps to the sidewalk. The street is dark except for the pools of light cast by the street lamps over head...
    aliceisstuckey aliceisstuckey 31-35, F Apr 3, 2013

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    The Deep

    I have always enjoyed walking alone late at night.  There is something about it that's so...comforting.  quiet.  calm.  embraced.  From the time I was a young teen, all the way up to my age now, I have always preferred being out at night. ...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Though I Should

    due to the area I live it and would not let and friend or love one walk alone, but I would. Simply because dont want what others do to effect how I run my life or what they say, like when its safe to walk or that I shouldnt walk or should have known better. Yes Im stubborn!
    CrazyPeas CrazyPeas 31-35, F Jan 24, 2010

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    I Don't See It As Being Alone.

    I see it as be no different from walking during daytime. Well the only difference is that it is quieter, there's less people out there and you have the opportunity to star gaze and listen to the night creatures. That alone makes me feel comfortable and not really alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27, 2012

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    I Walked Alone.

     I was a real hellion when I was young. I was also a major coke fiend and I don't mean soda. I was wild and I suppose that to some extent I had a death wish, danger was a rush. I remember that several times I'd pumped myself full of coke just itchin' for trouble...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 8 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    Not Afraid...hell I Prefer It.

    I have never in my life been scared of walking alone at night. There isn't a shadow, a stranger, or a threat that has evoked in me a fear during those blessed nocturnal hues. I've found walking alone at night it is I who tend to frighten the unsuspecting I come across. People...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 21, 2012

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    A Night-time Stroll

    I live in a very quiet rural area and at night there are no street lights of course, so it is very very dark once the few neighouring families have gone to bed and turned out the lights.  It's very black indeed.  I have familiar walks that I take with my dog during the daytime...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 9 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F Jul 27, 2014

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    Or let's just call it "I'm not afraid"

    because I used to fear EVERYTHING. that's what anxiety does to you. you stay home one day it turns into two weeks. Can't leave your room. Can't leave your bed. Can't leave. Can't. I used to be so afraid of needles, of pain. Until I met him and he taught me. Well, at least I...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F Aug 25, 2014

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    It's Peaceful

    When I was little I used to be a total chicken **** of the dark. Walking in it, sleeping in it. Just everything. But it wasn't really the dark. It was what could possibly be hiding in the dark. Now I can just walk around for fun. Usually to calm down, or be at peace with the...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    Can't Remember A Time When I Wasn't Afraid

    I remember when I was a kid I went to a summer camp and me and some kids were walking back to our cabin in the dark, and a few of them had flashlights, and I was all like, I don't need one, I can see where I'm going! I ran ahead of them in the dark and would've missed the turn...
    beautifulLove beautifulLove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Dog In The Ally

    I always walk alone at night with my ipod and a pocket knife. I have no car so i have no choice. tonight a stray dog confronted me in a ally. i stopped and he came closer so i pulled out my knife. we both walked by without any incident. It's always a good idea to have a nice size...
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M Mar 21, 2013

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    I Don't Get It.

     Where I live you always hear stories on the new about people being abducted, murdered, mugged etc. But strangely i never had any problems with anyone. I don't ever have any problems from people. I don't understand it. I never really avoid problem areas. I'm not really that...
    wardy131 wardy131 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    That's Part Of Why I Did Enter Afternoon School

    Instead of taking the bus at night to get back home, I always walk all the way back home, it's around 35 minutes, but I really like how calm it is at night, and even more while I listen to music.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17, 2010

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    Im Not Gonna Fear These Streets...sorry

    I live in New York City...and not the nice parts. I am currently in the South Bronx and spend a lot of time in Brooklyn. It kinda makes me mad when my friends' excuse for not going somewhere is that its dark outside. I think that no matter the neighborhood this is dumb. Aint...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F Jan 24, 2010

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    I Terrify Myself On Purpose

    Call it a weird psychological game or mental disorder or whatever, but I go outside at night and constantly imagine someone tackling me in the dark and killing or hurting me or stabbing me or some monster coming from the woods to attack me. It scares the hell out of me but I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20, 2011

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    Night Dweller

    I was never afraid to walk alone at night. I've always been at peace when walking at all hours of the night. I would do so until the next morning in fact. That's how I lost so much weight each summer. But I have always enjoyed the moonlight. It felt as though the moon was the...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F Oct 1, 2013

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    I’m Not Afraid

    I’m not afraid,I take walks,Alone at night,Down well lit streets,If I didn’t,I wouldn’t get out,No one wants to go!As a result,I go on my own,Breathe the air,Meditate,And return refreshed.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Aug 27, 2011

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    Pleasant Under The Moonlight

       Walking in the soft glow of the moonlight, so calm and mystifying, Its a great way to relax and see the world in a totally new light. I enjoy strolling through the darkness of winter, to view the  silhouette of tree branches that resemble...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    I Walk Alone

    I live in a medium sized town since i was 8 when I learned to not be afraid of the dark. I hurd theys word one day when I was 8 The only thing to fear is fear it self. Thos word taught me not to fear and when I was 12 I started going for walking later than I useuly did but when...
    newfoundlandler newfoundlandler 26-30, M Apr 5, 2012

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    Apparently Risky

    I walk at night in South Africa in the city, I walk at night with lions and all wild things around with no rifle and no form of defence and I have no fear. If it is my time to die then I will die whether I am walking at night or sleeping in bed. I always find that if you drunk...
    SadRanger SadRanger 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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    Not Afraid, Actually Prefer It.

    I am not afraid to walk at night at all..There are less people around and it's just more relaxing and calming to me.  
    punkishgreeny punkishgreeny 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12, 2010

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    I Feel Calm And One With The Night

    I don't fear the darkness, but I do stay extra alert when passing corners or other people on the street.  I'm not scared of them, and nor should I be.  Sometimes I feel like I'M the dangerous one walking the streets.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    I Love To Walk At Night...

    I have never felt afraid to walk at night by myself. Funny enough, it's always been when I walk at daytime that I have ever been harassed or bothered, because there are people around! I have been practicing Aikido martial arts for about 2 years now - so when I walk, I always...
    AikidoPony AikidoPony 36-40, F Jul 22, 2013

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    I Am Not Afraid To Walk Alone At Night

    I like walking alone at night, its calm, fewer noises, less people and vehicles. It makes me feel relaxed and at ease and helps me collect my thoughts when Im having a hard time getting things straightened out in my head. I realy love it when its a clear night and you can see...
    angelzevil angelzevil 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2010

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    Could be because I'm a krav maga

    and firearms instructor and am always armed.....
    dacraww dacraww 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 15, 2014

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    Love It

    I love walking alone at night, it's soothing.I just love the dark mystifying sensation you have when you go through the woods without any light, it helps me relax.
    TideToGo TideToGo 18-21, F Jan 24, 2010

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    Jalalabad

    It was a place in the darkestof ages still and we were hungry,my friend and me in this citywithout electricity. The restaurant was downtownif it deserves that nameand there was a strange chickenon the menue.  So we ate a plate.It was pitch dark when we leftno moon in sight and...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 6 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    recently i was very frustrated and feeling very upset that i was not able to go for nude walks at night. this is because am living in a city area now. and here in my country people...
    nightlover666 nightlover666 22-25, M Feb 19

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    Alone !! You know I have felt very lonely in a crowded room Just last weekend I took the side of a young boy with ADHD he was screaming and yelling everyone was walking by...
    brnize brnize 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I always stay up late to avoid sleeping. Sleeping gives me bad dreams that I constantly wake up from. I hate waking up at 3 am afraid and alone. I go back to sleep and it's just...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I love going for long walks at night and looking up at the stars. Someday, I want to move out west where there's less light pollution, that way my midnight walks can be even more...
    BigBearHug BigBearHug 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Just woke up from yet another one this week. I found out what's causing them. I'm afraid of the dark but never told my roommate because it's embarrassing and I figured I needed to...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Isn't that odd? Like most, I crave affection. I wish with everything I am that I had someone who truly knew me and somehow managed to love me anyway. I dream of long walks and...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    This is so me! I don't like many people but I get very lonely, especially at night! I would sleep so much better if I just had someone to cuddle up to at night
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    It's 4 30 am and I just woke up from the scariest nightmare ever!!!! •nightmare• I was downtown... On the ledge of a ****** apartment roof hiding behind a vent thing...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F Feb 16

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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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    Dream 2/4/15 Driving in my car down a country road, texting on my phone. Truck was impatient that I wasn’t driving fast enough so he passed me. As he went around me he lost...
    Shaman1985 Shaman1985 26-30, F Feb 9

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    I'm just so alone... It's a weird feeling have in no one to talk to, tell secretes to, make promises with... Everything I had but I skrewed up... Well that's what they all tell me...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I cant remember when i started doing this, but i have always loved being naked. I have been on naked bike rides, but very shorts ones. This started by being naked at my house...
    nightlover666 nightlover666 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Yesterday, I took a pregnancy test and discovered that I am pregnant. There was someone who posted something telling me that I should not be getting pregnant, but instead, focusing...
    JanaElisabeth JanaElisabeth 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    When I was younger there was a rent house across from mine there was a family of four. Every morning the mother would come outside extremely early and she would smoke cigarettes...
    purplenakedman purplenakedman 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    After a long day at work, coming back to your room, only to find your roomate and her friends talking...and you have to talk and chitchat, when you really want to shut the door and...
    starlit11 starlit11 22-25, F Feb 20

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    It's been a crap month, there was this one guy who came by for "fun". You know, "fun"... and it was consecutive, day after day for a week straight. We got into a heavy conversation...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    If you're not caught up to season 5 then stop reading here. Consider that a spoiler alert. This is late but did anyone else recognize the voice on the radio when Tyrese was dieing...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    It's been a long time, I did not walk my favorite German Shepherd dog for many months and days. Today I got the chance, to go back with him, from work to home. Great now Maxi is my...
    DawnSahour DawnSahour 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have a bunch of good friends but for some reason it does not matter how much people I'm sorrounded by, I feel so alone and misunderstood. Like I can never be myself with anyone l...
    FerdinandGray FerdinandGray 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago