Acrophobia

Phobia Week We Have Acrophobia

Acrophobia is the irrational fear of heights. It creates a motion of discomfort that can lead to high levels of anxiety.

Too High For Me

Who’s afraid of heights? Well, your not alone. About 5% population has an irrational fear of heights. Such as climbing ladders, attending meetings on high floors, flying, bridges, or even standing on a steep hill. 

It’s one of the natural environment phobias. It includes fear of thunder and lightning (astraphobia) or water (aquaphobia.) People with acrophobia often avoid situations where they will be exposed to heights. However, this is not always possible.

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Fish Tail

Phobia Week Keeps Going With Ichthyophobia

Just keep swimming! So many tales and movies take place underwater. Some pleasurable, some suspenseful and there’s James.

Sleep With The Fishes

Alright, Biters, the Gothic Bite Magazine, is doing a phobia week. So, I have a bit of an odd one for you. It’s called ichthyophobia, and it is the fear of fish.

For as long as I can remember, I have had a crippling fear of just about anything, which called the water home. Although I’m a good sport about it, this has led to endless jokes and teasing from friends and family alike.

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Coffin

Phobia Week Taphophobia

It starts from the idea of being in a confined place such as a grave by mistake. It’s a fear of premature death.

Six Feet Deep

 For as long as I can remember, I have had a deep fear of being buried alive. More specifically, I was worried that the people around me would find me in the form of suspended animation. Resulting in not being able to tell that I was really alive, and they would think I was dead and bury me. 

And then I would come to in a dark coffin with little oxygen and not being able to move. I would terrorize myself with this thought while trying to go to sleep at night. Why would I do that? Well, I have always been fascinated by the macabre, even when it scares the hell out of me. 

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Brain — X-Ray

Phobia Week Continues With Dementophobia

Phobias are irrational, but some can come from a real place and has an origin story. Mine causes me night terrors and follows me.

First Stop Denying

At first, I was going to bring to light my clourophobia, which is the fear of clowns. But Kendra and Ed kindly removed with the re-adaptation of the movie IT. With that in mind, I decided to bring light to a phobia that most people don’t talk about because it’s scarce.

Often this phobia is either an afterthought to a person or something that passes. In my case, it terrorizes me since my childhood. If I am, to be honest here, the only positive I ever had in my life was my grandpa.

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Hospital Bed

Phobia Week Today Is Monatophobia

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” — Yoda, Star Wars

What Is Your Greatest Fear?

When Alexa first asked what I thought about doing a theme of phobias among the writers of GBM, I admit for a moment I paused. To explain what scares us each the most is not only different for each of us, but it is also intimate and personal.

However, each and every one of us has a fear. We may hold it close to our hearts but it is always there, lurking in the shadows or sometimes it is brazenly in the light. It can appear to us when our eyes are closed tight, or when we are wide eyed and quite aware.

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Skull

The Deep Dark by Francis J. Burns

Gothic Bite Magazine is now opening their gates to all authors who would enjoy sharing their work with the public. We welcome all writers, from the enthusiasts to the professionals.

This week, we are sharing the fantastic work of our author and writer Francis J. Burns. Enjoy the obscure story and words!

Gothic Bite Magazine Presents

THE DEEP DARK

by: Francis J. Burns

The deep dark had come, that time between two and four a.m., when most of the world can be found clutched in the bowels of sleep. A heavy mist slithered in from the sea. Saint Theresa of the Blessed Heart Hospital was hushed. Roan settled further into his chair as he read, fleeing from the creeping chill. Beside him, Selena rested. Her breathing was slow, even, comforting in its regularity. He glanced at her every so often when the clacking of shoes on tile stirred him from his book. In the cavernous silence, the pages whispered with each turning. The story, lifted from his favorite video game series, captivated him.

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Goosebumps by R.L. Stine wallpaper

GOOSEBUMPS

Piano Lessons Can Be Murder! Readers Beware, we are back for another scare. After a short break here we are with the next in line for my Goosebumps series.

Original 1993 Summary

Practice til you drop…dead

When Jerry finds a dusty old piano in the attic of his new house, his parents offer to pay for lessons. At first, taking piano seems like a cool idea. But there’s something creepy about Jerry’s piano teacher, Dr. Shreek. Something really creepy.

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LARP

Ghost Story Sunday

Gothic Bite Magazine is now opening their gates to all authors who would enjoy sharing their work with the public. We welcome all writers, from the enthusiasts to the professionals.

This week, we are sharing the fantastic work of the author and now part of the Ghoul Family, Lycan Soul. Part of the Stories of Misery, the second chapter is now for your spooky eyes to enjoy!

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