You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room. – Daily Prompt
This one is easy. There is probably only one thing that I truly am afraid of. That would be drowning. Even in the bathtub when I know I am completely in control, if I lay back and the water starts getting around my ears I feel the overwhelming sense of panic and fear surging through me. I think it stems from when I was about 20 and went swimming with some friends. I got to near the drop off to the deep end and thought I was going to drown. I grabbed on to a friend close by who pulled me to the side but it’s been a fear of mine ever since.
This is something I truly want to get over. My daughter is close to being tall enough to go on water slides at the water park. I know she is going to be begging me to go on those rides with her. Those rides scare me though because I see people coming out at the end of the slide and going under water. I don’t want to have to tell no I can’t go just because of a fear I have. But at the same time, knowing the panic I feel when I am in water that is in danger of covering my head, I wonder if it’s something I can overcome. I keep telling myself that I would never want my daughter to not try to overcome a fear of hers, so I think I owe it to her to try.
So if I was locked in a room with my greatest fear it would mean I was locked in a room where water was slowly rising. No doors to unlock, windows to break. It would only be a matter of time before the water completely filled the room and I slowly drowned. As the water kept creeping up on me I would slowly going from concerned and worried to being in complete and utter panic.
What would be your greatest fear?