The more afraid a person is of a spider, the bigger that individual perceives the spider to be, new research suggests.

In the context of a fear of spiders, this warped perception doesn’t necessarily interfere with daily living. But for individuals who are afraid of needles, for example, the conviction that needles are larger than they really are could lead people who fear injections to avoid getting the health care they need. –Science Daily

Writing Prompt: Write a scene with a character that has a phobia. Focus on the internal monologue.

Journaling Prompt: Write about any irrational phobia you have or someone you know has. How does it restrict your life?

Art Prompt: Spiders

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a funny story about an irrational fear you have and how it made you act.

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2 Responses to Prompt #348 Fear Magnifies

  1. zencherry says:

    I have it on good authority that the bees in my yard are the size of a giant’s fist. 😉

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