Something that scared you when you were young…are you still afraid?
I saw this topic on Mama K‘s weekly writing challenge (head over there for great blogging ideas) and instantly knew what I would write about. Fish.
Go on.. laugh.
Fish just freak me out. I ate fish once – the texture was creepy. They have zombie eyes. They’re slimy. The way they flap about out of water is scary, and then I found out they can jump out of water like Free Willy. Needless to say, I will NOT be going on a boat at night..
As a child, I secretly wanted to ask my parents to stop getting pet goldfish, because I worried they’d jump out of the tank. That and my younger sister kept taking them out and pretending she’d throw them at me. Bitch. It didn’t help that I had recurring dreams of flying fish, which I recently discovered actually exist.
Screw flying snakes, fish are waaaaay creepier!
To this day I can’t look at fish without cringing. I dread them. I also can’t go past a fish shop because I fear that woman+fish smell=stupid dirty comment. I also have social anxiety though so it may not be down to my fear of fish. Either way they’re creepy. Let me share with you, a photo of these flying monsters:
The picture makes it look graceful but I see it as a moth of the ocean.