This week’s writing prompt is, My Irrational Fears.
Yup, my biggest irrational fear popped right into my head when I saw this prompt. I am scared to go ice skating because if I fall down my fingers might be cut off by someone skating over my hand.
I have no idea where this fear comes from. I have never heard of this happening or seen anything like it. I have even been ice skating a few times many years ago and generally enjoyed it, though I wasn’t very good at it because I have weak ankles. But every time I think about ice skating (which is very popular where I live), I can’t help but cringe at the thought. And I’m really glad my kids have never asked to go ice skating, but I know they will want to eventually and I dread it.
There’s really no amount of telling me that this is irrational to stop me from having this really anxious fear of ice skating. I know it’s probably not going to happen. But it seems like a pretty logical outcome when you put razor-sharp blades near little fingers.
What about you? What is your irrational fear? Let me know in the comments.
This post is part of the 2018 MFRW Weekly Blog Post Challenge. You can read all my posts in the challenge for 2018 here.