What Are You Afraid Of?

The Friday Fictioneers photo prompt this week reminds me of Christmas. I wonder what Christmas will be like this year?

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What Are You Afraid Of?

Everyone is in hiding, that is what we are told to do. Hide.
At night it is worse than ever.
It’s an unseen enemy, but I can sense them; watching, waiting, wanting to invade my body.
I must fight back, as I did in Korea, for my country.
Well, I am watching them too; the specks of lights hovering, menacing, grouping, slowly surrounding me.
Wear masks, that is what we are told. I don’t recognise myself anymore, or anyone. Who is who?
I can’t stand this confinement, I need fresh air and freedom.
I am going out, I’ll show them.

31 responses to “What Are You Afraid Of?

  1. A frightening time for everyone, and worse for some. I love the way you wrote this inner monologue.

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  2. A great picture of a stir-crazy person

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  3. What a heartfelt story – I like the directness of the telling.The defiance is most recognisable..

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  4. Sadly, our lives have been turned upside down. The sooner we accept the new way of living, the happier we will be. A timely write, James.
    Be Safe … Isadora 😎

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  5. sounds like pandemic fatigue. by now, everybody is feeling the stress and anxiety of being confined and wanting to be free and experience life as it used to be.

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  6. A great depiction of these strange times.

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  7. I agree to the frustration afloat. Some advise submitting. That will not be my way although I do stay home mostly.

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  8. “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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  9. Dear James,

    Well depicted. The frustration is tangible. Crazy times and clenched jaws here.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  10. A scary view into the mind. The lights as a virus makes it frighteningly visual. In the way they colourise the spittal that flies out of a mouth when talking, shouting or coughing.

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  11. We will only take so much. Rebellion beckons!

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  12. So well described, the fear and frustration of this time. I long to be free to gather with friends and see my family. One day at a time!

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  13. Powerful, fortunately I find the dark of the night comforting

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  14. So many are experiencing similar feelings. Well described, James

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  15. Months ago a friend told me about “caution fatigue.” It is so draining to be on high alert all the time, but that’s why we’re on our third wave, and it’s worse than ever here right now.

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  16. A good description of how the frustration of lockdown can take its toll. I have a new (3 days old) baby granddaughter whom I haven’t cuddled yet because of lockdown. Thank goodness for video calling on my phone!
    But, cheer up, James. The news on the vaccine front is very encouraging. I think we’ll all have been inoculated by summer next year and things will be pretty well back to normal.

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  17. Truly well written, James. It is tangible (besides the fact that we all know what you’re writing about!) For some, it is more difficult than others but even those coping well are frustrated and fed up.

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  18. I think the masses are reaching a breaking point…
    Well done J!

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  19. Oh dear, I hope he gets through his momentary lapse of reason alive. I can understand his claustrophobia.

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