Writing 101, Day Seventeen – Scared or Afraid?

Published June 30, 2014 by Liz Ault

Your personality on the page. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears. If you’re up for a twist, write this post in a style that’s different from your own.

My first reaction is to replace scared with afraid. Scared by/afraid of. Very different.

Afraid is filled with fear. Scared is to strike with sudden fear or alarm.

I’m not afraid that you’ll yell boo, but just know it will scare me.

When my house was hit by lightening on March 17, 2013 I was scared enough to pee my pants – I was startled. I wasn’t afraid, because I didn’t know it was coming.

I’m afraid I can’t get past scared.

Now the question, “what are you scared of?” That would be nothing since it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe I’ll explore this one of the final Writing 101 assignments.

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