Whatever Happened to Quicksand?

For Generation X, it was an existential threat

Samantha Kemp-Jackson
Life, Unvarnished.
Published in
7 min readMar 28, 2024

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As a kid, I was petrified that I’d have the misfortune of being gobbled up by quicksand.

Similar to the Bermuda Triangle fear, this particular cause of childhood anxiety wasn’t helped by popular culture at the time.

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Samantha Kemp-Jackson
Life, Unvarnished.

Writer, Media Commentator and overall opinionated individual. I live in the past A. Lot. Follow me on Substack: LivingInThePast.Substack.Com