Everyone has fears. Having anxiety issues, I have more than my share of fears. One is a fear of driving under a train. I know it sounds pretty lame. When I was in my teens there was a train that derailed on a bridge and a person on a motorcycle just barely missed getting struck by one of the train cars. Ever since then I cringe when I go under a train on a bridge. It even spilled over to wintertime driving and me fearing a semi or even a car, will lose control and crash over the edge of the bridge landing on my car. I know it is irrational. I know the odds are in my favor, not the train’s. I just can’t seem to shake it. I often literally shiver when I go under the occupied bridge. I have in the past been known to increase my speed to get past that point quickly. I have survived 100% of the time. I have only heard of that one train derail in town. I still can’t shake the fear. Do you have any fears, rational or not?
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – derail