I'm kind of scared of the dark too. Sometimes after I have a nasty dream I'll be afraid of putting my foot on the floor beside my bed--a terror of something being under there and grabbing me! Sometimes it takes everything I've got just to look under there to make sure, not that that convinces me!
I have some good reasons to be afraid of the dark--outside, we have lots of wild animals wandering around--but inside the house, the worst that could happen is I'll run into something. Still. I sleep with a desklamp on. I just feel I'll wake up in total darkness and be utterly confused and bewildered so it's easier this way. (And yes, I also have fears of murderers and rapists and more mundane things than, say, ghosts. Though I'm sure a ghostly appearance would freak me out too!
And for YEARS I could not look at myself in a mirror because of a particularly scary episode of Amazing Stories
. Mirrors in the dark were way worse because of the whole "Bloody Mary" thing...ugh.
I, too, have had similar dreams of trying to turn on the lights and either the power goes out or the lights just don't work, or they go dimmer and dimmer and dimmer...scares the crap out of me.
A recurring semi-nightmare of mine is of me being outside and it suddenly gets dark, just a dim sun in the sky, a disk that gives off no light, and I'm trying to find my way back to the house since I can see the window lights but they seem so dim and far away and I just can't seem to reach them or even see my hand in front of my face...
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(Devetko's boyfriend Stan Brooks & Det. Reichert are horsing around.)
Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."
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