Limerick Challenge Week 40: Fears

Limerick Challenge Week 40: Fears



The prompt for this week is ‘Fears’. Identify one thing that you fear, a phobia you hold and write a limerick based on that fear or about the ways that phobia secretly thrills you.


The fire burns very hot and so bright!

It still gives me such a terrible fright.

Burning building around me,

I was trying to get free.

The building I was caught in such a sight!


This is a true story. Horrified of fires since a young child. Couldn’t watch tv or movies unless they knew there wouldn’t be a fire. As a young adult I was caught in a building fire and though the fears had gotten less as I got older, the old fear and nightmares returned. I was not hurt in the fire, nor was anyone else. We were lucky. It was arson and since it was on a Marine Corps base we were all questioned by Naval Intelligence. (Now known as NCIS I believe. I know they changed the name years ago)


Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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