The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

100 words

Fear Is the Mind-Killer

Thrifty Words 100 Challenge #72: ‘Fear’

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Whenever one flies by, I yelp and remove myself. Wasps stung me many times as a kid — even on my birthday — and instilled me with fear of anything black-and-yellow zooming about their business.

As an adult, this fear gets dismissed as irrational. Like many fears — spiders, heights, dentists…

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