October Theme Challenge: Fears and Superstitions
What keeps you up late at night? Do you avoid certain areas of your house when it’s dark? What fantastical stories does your family tell that makes you question what is real? Have you every had a supernatural experience?
This month’s theme focuses on what scares us and how we try to protect ourselves in ways that don’t always make sense. Sometimes our fears are tangible and real, and sometimes they are simply illusions. From spiders and heights to a first date, we spend much of our time focused on the undesirable and how to avoid it. Think about stories that make you squirm, and those stories that are so unbelievable that they just have to be real. Check out the following stories for inspiration and leave a comment to let us know about your favorite story about fears and superstitions!
- The Prom – Donte Jackson (The Moth)
- The Poetry of Superstition and Supposition – Poets.org
- Superstition – Vimeo
- Haunted – This American Life
- Faustian Bargains – This American Life
- Halloween – This American Life
- Devil on my Shoulder – This American Life
- Superstition – Alonzo Weston (Attached)alonzo-weston-column
- Migrant Workers – StoryCorps