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My fear and how I overcame it

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The sky blacked out as the sun disappeared to sleep, and the stars, yellow with dread watched as the moon squirmed with anxiety like a prey under the gaze of its predator. The wind roared with fury, sending a chill throughout my body. I stood there, sweating with trepidation despite the perishing weather, while the mob of people surrounding me squealed with delirium, desperately waiting for the countdown for the New Year to commence. Feeling all jittery, I nervously glanced at my watch.11:58 pm, it read. That made me cringe. In two minutes a new year would begin. I closed my eyes, trying to breathe normally, but that didn't stop me feeling my heart hammering me inside my chest. ...read more.


Trying as hard as I could, to drown the sight and sound which was snarling around me like a venomous python. I desperately wanted this nightmare to end, but deep down I was certain it would prolong for at least another 15 minutes. I squeezed my eyes shut as tightly as I could, trying to escape from the wrath of fire. But I knew I couldn't react this way to the fireworks for a quarter of an hour. I took a small peek around and watched the people around me admiring the brightly lit up sky. Gradually, I began to relax and opened my eyes to see what all the fuss was about. ...read more.


I immediately sensed a sudden rush of excitement and felt elated by the glittering and sparkling view that lay above me. Cautiously, I began to relish it all, including the sound which only added to the excitement. It then struck me that all this wasn't as appalling as I portrayed it to be. It was spectacular! I'm glad I broke-out of my shell of fear and now am able to appreciate this canvas of dazzling colours, and I'm glad that I can no longer be known as a pusillanimous person. After encountering my fear of fireworks, it has given me more confidence and has made me realize that fear shouldn't be a factor in my life anymore. ...read more.

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