Hi! My name is Jocelyn and well I have a weird fear as read by the title. I don’t exactly know how my fear started but I know I also have other fears like fear of being alone – Monophobia, fear of death – Thanatophobia, fear of being abandoned – Autophobia, fear of being forgotten – Athazagoraphobia, and fear of pain – Agliophobia; well at least the ones I’m currently aware of. I could have more. Anyways I think my fear of movies started back in kindergarten, as well as my other fears. In kindergarten, I had no friends or no one wanted to be friends with me. That was probably how I knew about my other fears. Well, that was until I meet my friend, who I shall name Jamie (not her real name, but I’ll keep it a secret for private reasons). I am the type of person who is emotional, so I would cry for the stupidest reasons. I remember one time I was crying because everyone was ignoring me and talking about me. That was one of my fears generated. Fast forward a few months, I was at school watching a movie. I got scared so I asked the teacher to pull me out. We had a little stroll and I told her the movie was scary. She probably didn’t know of my phobia because I was young. Fast forward again to middle school, I still am emotional. I meet more of my closest friends like Nancy (not her real name). She had most of the same classes as me so I really liked her, but that didn’t last long. You see I was scared I was going to lose her. I wouldn’t say I’m greedy when I see her around people, but I didn’t want my phobia to start once again. I hold back my tears, luckily it was only a few drops; thankfully. Fast forward to the last day of school, our teacher put on a movie. Shoot! I said in my head. The teacher must have seen me all scared and putting my arms around my head, so she asked if I wanted to help her cut out this. After a few moments, she asked me, “You’re scared of this. My kids could watch this without being scared.” I didn’t know whether I should have laughed or cry, but I kept my phobia a secret. I hope my phobia improves in the future, but that won’t happen until a million years. I’m still in middle school, so who knows, maybe all my fears will be cured.
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