The Ninth Emotion


For years I lived in a minefield. I felt that every step I took needed to be carefully planned and well-thought-out. I didn’t notice that my life was controlled by fear and anxiety. For me – it was normal.

Fears can be hard to identify. They tend to shapeshift, hide behind habitual behaviors and thrive when unnamed. Exploring them, dissecting them and become friends with them is my method. I never face my fears – I kill them with curiosity.

What do you fear? How does it feel? What words, colors, sounds do you associate with fear?

Six open hearted writers share their relationship with fear.