I love Sidney Sheldon and I’ve just done with his “ARE you Afraid of the Dark?”
Kelly Harris was a character in the story who was suffering from the agony of being molested during one of the dark nights when she was at a very tender age.. She grow up hating herself. she has very low self-esteem. The story was beautifully told.
Anyway, there are a lot of reasons why one maybe afraid of the dark. Are you?
I used to sleep with lights off when I was young. We used kerosene lamps to do things after dark. So when we’re through we have to put off the light to save the fuel. There’s no electricity yet in the countryside at that time.
Our only means of entertainment was a battery-operated radio. Radio plays were aired at 8 am to 4 pm. but at 6 pm it’s back. I used to imagine the creatures of the horror program at 8 where it was usually accompanied by the ticking of grandfather’ clock that suddenly rang. Then an eerie sound as a coming footsteps heard and a very slow opening of the door … really scary. I had to cover myself with my blanket.
I was the only child living in my grandparents house so I usually did the washing of the dishes and what I hated most was the feeding of the dogs outside. I didn’t want to see those creatures described by the radio plays which I didn’t want to miss. So most of the time because it was dark outside, I just threw the food towards the waiting dog outside. Then there was rumble.
Sometimes the reason for our fears as a child is because we’re frightened by adults that there are creatures that would eat us. It’s a technique to keep us in sight.
Unlike Kelly…. in the story I was afraid of the dark because of my imagination. Hers is worse, the dark would remind her of her dark past.
How about you? Would you like to share your story of the dark?
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