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英语作文:Facing My Fear

时间:2013-10-19 22:23:21  

   I'm 17 years old, and I still can't dangle my feet over the edge of the bed in the dark. I know that clammy hands with coarse hair across the knuckles will grab my ankles and drag me down to a black hole of terror. Of course, this is never a conscious thought when my foot strays over the edge of the mattress, but an icy chill of fear shoots up my spine, and I quickly jerk my wandering limb back to safety.

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www.eeebt.com作文网     I should have discarded this childhood fear a long time ago, but it's been with me for decades. It's familiar and comfortable. Besides, sometimes I'd just rather deal with monsters under my bed than take on real life.

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www.eeebt.com作文网     For instance, I was a horribly shy kid, with no social skills or grace. More than anything, I yearned to be noticed as the popular, outgoing girl I knew I was, instead of the awkward nerdette everyone saw. But being noticed was also my worst fear because my shyness usually led to yet another social disaster.

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www.eeebt.com作文网     After the long and painful process of emerging from my shell, I cherish my individuality. But how far can I push this self-expression? What if no one likes the real me?

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www.eeebt.com作文网     When I was little, I had this terrible, recurring dream that the devil was chasing me off a cliff into a raging river. And I can't swim. But my hero, Superman, would always fly in and rescue me just in time.

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www.eeebt.com作文网     Now, in my late teens, I'm vaguely uneasy about what awaits me in old age. I know that many older people do just fine. But what about those that don't, because of illness or poverty or finding themselves alone? It's not the devil  chasing me now, but mortality.

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