Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.
Today’s Twist: Write this post in a style distinct from your own.
Earlier in Writing 101, we talked about voice: that elusive element that sets you apart from every other writer out there. Style, however, is different. Your writing style might affect your voice, but ultimately style and voice aren’t the same thing. While your voice is your own, and something that’s innately you, style is much broader.
If you see my picture above, you’ll understand what I am scared of. I am scared of spider and cockroach. So, I put a cute spider for my picture. LOL! When I searched its picture on Google, I couldn’t see them for long time, I was shuddered. I imagined, if those spiders jumped from my screen PC to my keyboard then say hello to me, he…he. (I felt crazy!)
I had horror experiences about spiders and cockroaches. I’m scared of spider, because he has eight feet. Am I right to count its feet? So does a cockroach.
I had ever fought them many times and even killed them. It was not my intention to kill them, I just defended myself. Really!
When my dad still alive, he usually says to me, “spider and cockroach are smaller than you, how could you are scared of them? You can catch and kill them if you wish.” My dad was right, but I can’t remove my fear of these animals.
Do you want to know my fight with them? Here, I will share one of mine with you!
One day, in my last house, I swept the floor. Only my son and I who stayed at home, the other had gone to work. When I wanted to throw the trash into rubbish tin, suddenly I saw a spider walked toward me. I was astounding to see that. I threw the rubbish irregularly. I screamed to ask help, “Look at, there is a spider! Be careful!”
My son came close to me and asked, “Where is he?” He took a stick to beat a spider. He wanted to help me. I was shy of him. He wasn’t scared of it.
“In there! Be careful, dear! This spider is big, I don’t want to see him.”
“We can kill him, Mom! Come on, we work together!” My son suggested me.
“Oh, okay! Give me your stick!”
“Can you kill him, Mom?” My son asked me again. He had doubt about me.
“I am not sure, ha…ha! But, you have given me power!”
We fought against the spider. A small animal! I held a broom, while my son held a stick.
But, when a spider entered in to house, we ran. LOL!
“Mom, why do you run?”
“I am shy!” I laughed loudly. My son laughed too.
“You’re funny, Mom!”
“Let’s beat and kill him, Mom!”
“Wait! I need to take rest first!” I took a deep breath. A few minutes later, I saw a spider walked and hid under a machine hemming. I concentrated to beat him with a rubber ring. My shoot was failed. I tried again. I used a broom. To be honest, I didn’t want to kill him, but I didn’t want to see this animal in my house.
When I beat him, he didn’t move. I was confused, how to check it.
“I think he is died!” My son walked to see a spider.
“I’m not sure, dear. Be careful okay! Just wait, we can know after a few minutes!”
A short time later, I saw the ants around spider.
“Oh, I did beat him! Can you see those ants! We did, dear!”
My son smiled at me and yelled out, “YES, WE WIN!”
“Alhamdulillah, we win! I’m sorry Mister Spider, it wasn’t my intention! Forgive me please!”
Kaka laughed to hear that. Alhamdulillah, Kaka isn’t scared anything. I had ever said to him when he was one, “Kaka, look at that cute spider! Catch him!”
Since that, he will fight to catch the spiders and cockroach. But, I am not like him. I am still scared of these two animals. Wait, I’ll correct my words, I AM SHY OF THEM! 😀
Note: Talking about spider, Allah has taken it as example of those who take allies other than Allah. The Muslims can find about it in Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider), verse 41;
“The example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes a home. And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider, if they only knew.”