Scare Me

Someone silently follows me as I walk from my bedroom to the bathroom for a shower in the dark hours of the early morning.

I reach underneath my bed on a Saturday morning to grab my slippers and feel fingertips graze my hand.
A stranger crouches in my trunk as I drive home alone at night, listening as I sing along to the radio, talk to myself, and breathe in what I believe is total solitude.
My dog barks at something I cannot see in a windowless corner of my home.

I walk alone through the snow and when I turn to see how far I’ve come, two sets of footprints are on the ground behind me.

Questions to Consider:

  • What scares you?
  • Why does our culture create art and media that entices fear within us?

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the owner of Katrina's Resources and a B-6 certified teacher in New York State. She specializes in elementary education and curriculum development. You can read her blog at or view her educational resources on

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