my biggest fearwasn’t always my biggest fear
i used to be just like youyoung and fearless                             ok, maybe not that fearless
but i was no scaredy cat                           (i’m not really a cat person to begin with)
as a kid, i was never afraid of those silly things                     like                   clowns         being away fr...
yet somehow as a freshman in high schooli managed to pick up a fear even sillier than all the rest
not spidersnot heightsnot dyingnot going stag to prom
i know my fear is irrational, i really do
katieand i have a fear of squirrels        yes, squirrels
i googled ‘cute squirrel’ and this image came up                                                   (this image terrifies me)
in fact, i see little reason why the words ‘cute’ and ‘squirrel’should ever be used in the same sentence                  ...
i don’t care how big it smiles
or how tiny and pink it is
onebecause in my mind there is only one squirrel
we were introducedone morning as i was getting ready for school
without warningor invitation
there he was               arms spread wide               caught in my window screen
when our eyes met, i screamedand ran faster than i’d ever run before                                          i made it to...
it was the scariest 10 seconds of my life
you may not believe me
but you didn’t see his stare
his beady little stare
if you didwe’d be starting a club this very minute:          the squirrely scaredies   the he-man squirrel afraiders club ...
and my biggest fear would be your biggest fear too
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The story of my biggest fear.

  1. 1. my biggest fearwasn’t always my biggest fear
  2. 2. i used to be just like youyoung and fearless ok, maybe not that fearless
  3. 3. but i was no scaredy cat (i’m not really a cat person to begin with)
  4. 4. as a kid, i was never afraid of those silly things like clowns being away from my parents monsters under my bed the dark
  5. 5. yet somehow as a freshman in high schooli managed to pick up a fear even sillier than all the rest
  6. 6. not spidersnot heightsnot dyingnot going stag to prom
  7. 7. i know my fear is irrational, i really do
  8. 8. katieand i have a fear of squirrels yes, squirrels
  9. 9. i googled ‘cute squirrel’ and this image came up (this image terrifies me)
  10. 10. in fact, i see little reason why the words ‘cute’ and ‘squirrel’should ever be used in the same sentence .
  11. 11. i don’t care how big it smiles
  12. 12. or how tiny and pink it is
  13. 13. onebecause in my mind there is only one squirrel
  14. 14. we were introducedone morning as i was getting ready for school
  15. 15. without warningor invitation
  16. 16. there he was arms spread wide caught in my window screen
  17. 17. when our eyes met, i screamedand ran faster than i’d ever run before i made it to the bus stop a whopping one hour early
  18. 18. it was the scariest 10 seconds of my life
  19. 19. you may not believe me
  20. 20. but you didn’t see his stare
  21. 21. his beady little stare
  22. 22. if you didwe’d be starting a club this very minute: the squirrely scaredies the he-man squirrel afraiders club non-nutty squirrel haterade drinkers (ok ok we’ll work out the name later)
  23. 23. and my biggest fear would be your biggest fear too
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