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I Am Scared of Tornadoes

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    Afraid Of Tornadoes

    After living in the Midwest for a year I became afraid of tornadoes. I would hardly sleep when there were bad storms in the spring and summer. Even though we moved back to CA I was still afraid of them. We went to TX once and they dot even har basements there!:( because of the...
    IngridMuller IngridMuller 22-25, F Jul 3, 2013

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    Warning Sirens

    I live in a tornado-ripe area, and when I hear those warning sirens, I FREAK. I've been in 3 tornadoes, and they terrify me. I hear the sirens and I run straight for the bathroom, climb into the tub, cover myself with pillows and just cry my eyes out. I always call everyone I...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    In Which I Deal With My Fear By Writing In A Humorous Fashion ;)

    Okay, so a couple months ago we had this epic Tornado Warning,  and afterward I couldn't sleep. So I wrote this! Also, thanks to my awesome BF for texting me early in the morning to warn me and thus providing this amusing opportunity ------ Tornado warning.  Cue the adrenaline...
    SoConfusified SoConfusified 18-21 Apr 17, 2012

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    My Only Physical Fear

    I can't describe how terrified I am of tornadoes. They are really the only physical thing I'm scared of. I can't even believe how much they haunt me. Whenever I have a nightmare, usually tornadoes are involved. And if I see even a suspicious cloud, I freak out in my mind and have...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    Divine Intervention

    I was inside a church when I was little. The church was being cleaned and all the suction was lost from the vacuums, I can't remember who's idea it was to go and look outside. Blow me down there was a tornado heading right for us, it then crossed the road and swallowed someones...
    gossiper222 gossiper222 36-40 1 Response Nov 30, 2008

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    I'm Scared of Tomatoes Too!!!

    They are plain nasty raw.  Not to mention poisonous!  They poisoned people for years when served on pewter dishes.  The only good tomato is one that has been cooked down and turned into a red sauce!   Uh, oh, tornadoes!  Oh yeah, those are bad too.
    acgreenknight acgreenknight 41-45, M 8 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    Fascinating And Scary

    I am both fascinated and scared by tornadoes. Watching thier destruction is fascinating but the thought of being in one is scary. One of my biggest fears is that Im be in a tornado and its going to rip the roof off my house, suck me out into the air and I either get impaled with...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    Ugh, No Way

    I don't think I could live somewhere so dangerous. I wouldn't want a tornado to tear down my house while I'm sleepin'. Worse yet, tear down my house at all and i have to get evacuated. That would suck. I would be homeless.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Oct 3, 2008

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    April, 1967 - "I Don't Like This..."

    1967 was a freaky year. First the blizzard in January. We barely got rid of that when... Spring dawned warm and sticky. Too hot for April. But there was supposed to be showers that would break the heat - we hoped. On the way home from school, I kept glancing at the western sky...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    That's the Siren, People!

    I have been on campus during tornado warnings.  There is a siren that goes off.  That means you're supposed to take cover stat because a tornado has been spotted.  Everyone was walking around like nothing was going on.  They closed the library during one of...
    Sncats Sncats 26-30, F Jun 12, 2009

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    My Greatest Fear

    Self-diagnosed Lilapsophobia, obviously a fear of tornadoes (and hurricanes). I have been terrified of tornadoes since I was a very very young age and I have never actually been through one. I've only ever seen them in video footage. My thoughts go out to those who lost loved...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    My Fear Of Tornadoes

    I have a deathly fear of tornadoes. It has an iron grip on my life and won't let go......... And it's driving me insane....... There is a moderate risk of severe storms about 150-200 miles away to my west as I speak for tomorrow, and I am fearing the worst....... Is there...
    tatersalad22 tatersalad22 13-15 1 Response Mar 1, 2012

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    Scared

    i was at school when we had a tornado warning and my mom was at home and when we came out of the hall all we saw was white we couldnt see anything so i was scared for my mom and dad
    usaeagle usaeagle 13-15 1 Response Aug 27, 2009

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    They Really Freak Me Out

    i've never actually experienced a tornado, but the thought of it terrifies me, especially after all the crazy weather patterns of this summer. areas that hardly ever see tornadoes got them. my town was under tornado watch once in early august, it was the scariest thing...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    I feel like that there no way

    that I can protect myself from a Tornado. I don't have a basement, so they say to go to the bathroom if there's a Tornado. I don't feel like a bathroom will protect me from a Tornado. The bathroom downstairs doesn't even have a bathtub in it. Sometimes I feel like I have a...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Just on the news around where u live there are bank robbers and they are in the loose and they don't know where they are. I'm scared, the world has some crazy **** out there and...
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    I don't know what's wrong with me. Just all of a sudden be become paranoid. It's been going on for almost two weeks. I feel watched, I feel like any second something is going to...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I am scared of the uncertainity which clouds our lives.I am scared of how everything will work out in the end. I am scared of changing yet the only way to outgrow one's fear is to...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Right now I'm sitting here terrified that my two year old daughter might be sick and throw up. Terrified. I'm shaking, I'm dizzy, I feel nauseous just from the thought. Why? Who...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Why do I think like this? My mother thinks I'm going crazy. She wants to take me to the doctors. I just can't sleep or eat. I'm tired but I can't sleep. I had a panic attack a...
    Raven628 Raven628 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Hi, my name is Tiffany. I have a strong connection with this experience mainly because it happened this year. I've been in relationships that range from 1month to 10months, but...
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    i was on this ride and at the beginning of the ride i was scared anxious, and knew something was wrong i wanted to get off but the men reassured me that nothing would go wrong i...
    AnnaDevigne AnnaDevigne 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Imagine a single flower for our soul and with each encounter of our potential find in a perfect soul mate they pick a petal from us. They disappear with apart of us, our petal...
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    Life has never been that great for me, but I'm scared of it getting better. Every time it started to get better, it would go straight back to living hell and would get even worse...
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    Is it wrong that I never want to see my English teacher again? All she did was give me a stare, and it made me cry that night, leaving me with unfinished HW She gave me the stare...
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    I don't know if I am depressed or not, I think depressed people are likely to be more devastated while I still have some strength left in me, or maybe I am just too strong as I...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I'm really scared to tell my boyfriend about all the abuse I went through as kid. I am also scared to tell him about how my mom try's to control me all the time.
    findingbeauty2468 findingbeauty2468 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I am scared. I feel like there is so much wrong with me... But I keep it in... And someday... I'll explode. A part of me thinks I should go get help. Help with every thing. But...
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    I want to know my real family but I'm scared they'll hate me because I love them so much and I've never even met them yet physically. I worry that I'll be a burden to them, that...
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    I am so scared of being nothing...the thought of death makes me panic. I have severe panic attacks whenever I think about it. I feel like I am spiralling out of control physically...
    justaweirdo56 justaweirdo56 16-17, F Jul 4

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    i can hardly even think about it without crying. I feel it now. The hot tears running down my face. Ill have to hide it. From my parents. From my friends. From everyone. This is...
    cloakedgarden cloakedgarden 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    My entire life is empty. From one to another. I am scared my parents will leave me if they find out I'm bi. My sisters already a lesbian and they want her out of the house as soon...
    malebiesexual malebiesexual 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I grew up in a country setting when I went to beauty school I was 15 on ROP. I made friends with older girls in bad neighborhoods. I got to spend the night at Sherrys home. My dad...
    JMay1994 JMay1994 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Once upon a time I was . But it happened suddenly that I stopped being scared of the dark , I would stand near a door of a dark room and lose myself there I would think and look...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I came to visit family a few days ago and I just heard that my great grandmother had a heart attack. She's a strong woman and she has lived a long life, but I'm scared. I don't...
    HEDinTHEclouds HEDinTHEclouds 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Horror movies, horror games, jump scares, rollercoasters (and other stuff that'll probably make me sound like a psychopath), etc. etc.; they don't scare me. I like that I'm not...
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    In attempt to sleep earlier, I went to bed just before midnight after completing some more of my summer homework. Summer is going to end soon and I really need to fix this bad...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    I am scared to let people close I am scared to love
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've screwed up relationships so many times in my life im scared to get close to people not because I feel as tho they will hurt me but because I'm am scared to hurt them
    kenziebear kenziebear 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really need a boyfriend there for me when I wake up in the middle of the night scared and be there to comfort me so I am not scared anymore
    AAmmyyPPiiee AAmmyyPPiiee 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm just scared yanno. I'm scared that I won't be able to handle the up coming events.
    littlebigkid littlebigkid 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Idk what is wrong with me! I'm having panic attacks every night because I'm scared I won't wake up in the morning..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Jun 24

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    I'm scared of my boyfriend. He's very aggressive towards me at times and had even hit me on a couple of occasions. I'm all alone and really don't know what to do.
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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