Monday, August 10, 2009

Scary Things

I've asked this before, but I like to revisit it every once and a while to see if anyone has new things out there.

One of the questions asked of the heroines is what scares you. I started thinking about that. What really scares me? Here’s my list: something happening to my husband, son or granddaughters (or for that matter anyone I care about), a tornado hitting my area, snakes, not pleasing the Lord (He’s done so much for me), not being able to write a book (drying up), rats, not having a clean toilet (no, not really, I just threw that in to see if you were still reading), and probably a lot of other things I can’t think of because I haven’t had them happen to me or someone I know.

I will say researching different methods of murder that I wouldn’t want to be murdered or left in a casket alive underground. I could go on and on, but I’m sure you are ready instead to share what scares you.

Also, can a hero have the same fears as a heroine might and still be a hero? Women can be afraid of a lot but so often we don't want the men in our lives to be afraid like we are. This goes even more for reading a story. How fearless should our heroes be?

So fess up—what scares you?


EllenToo said...

What scares me????
Someone I love dying
Deadly diseases

Can a hero have the same fears as a heroine might? Why not he's human isn't he. Who came up with the idea that a man can't be scared of the same thing a woman is. Just because he's scared doesn't mean he can't be a hero. As far as how fearless a hero should be--he shouldn't take stupid risks with his life.

Margaret Daley said...

Thanks, Ellen. I love your input.

Project Journal said...

What scares me:
snakes(funny how that's on everybody's list!)
anything bad happening to my loved friends and family
disease and bad health(period)
college(leaving the nest)

There are so many things I could list, as everyone else could too I'm sure. I think that hero can definitely be vulnerable. To be completely honest, sometimes it's a breath of fresh air to know "Hey, he's scared like me." It's comforting to know when someone is feeling the same things as you.
Great questions! : )

Linda said...

What scares me:
being rejected by loved ones/friends

Can a hero have same fears as heroine? Yes. Fear is usually there with things we encounter. It's working through the fear in a Godly manner is what counts. Not letting it take control of your actions. That's courage in the midst of fear.

Jill Kemerer said...

I want my hero to be a knight in shining armor when it comes to sounds in the night, spiders, and any other physical creepiness. But, I expect my hero to fear for the safety of his family, to fear about providing and protecting those dear to him.

Great post!

Edna said...

What scares me is Storms, snakes, airplanes (never been in one) water, you name it I am afraid of it. Don't know why I am this way but I worry about everything and don't want to leave my house because I am afraid something might happen and I want be home, I know what that is (DEPRESSION) which I take medication for and am a lot better. Thank my sweet Jesus
But I like to read mysteries and any type of Christian fiction book