I Am Scared of Worms

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    I Don't Know How Big This Fear Is

    I'm deathly afraid of anything worm-like: earthworms, maggots, ant larvae, catterpillars, leeches, and parasites. One time, I came across a pile of maggots in front of my neighbor's garage. I didn't scream - I couldn't scream, since fear had closed up my throat. I just stared...
    Sirenalynda Sirenalynda
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2011

    Scoleciphobia

    That's the official word for the phobia. Everytime I see a worm on the footpath, usually after it has been raining, I just think "EWW", then I get anxious, and start nervously looking around on the floor, treading carefully and me feet start to feel really tingly.
    Hairstyle Hairstyle
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2007
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