Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause is a wonderful collection of illustrated fears that range from silly to the absolutely terrifying.
My Thoughts on Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause
This was such an interesting collection! One of my takeaways was simply how one thing said by one person can stick with and totally haunt another for years and years!
One of my fears as a kid was about accidentally swearing…
I grew up in an old farm house that had a pond in the yard. When I was young, my parents told me that a thin blue dragonfly that we always saw flying around would come and sew my mouth shut if I swore. I was so terrified by that that I would keep my mouth pressed tightly closed when I was near the pond for YEARS so the dragonflies couldn’t reach my lips, just in case. And of course I was so young that I never thought to ask why they didn’t sew Nana or my Dads mouths shut…
Back to the book!
Some of the fears from this collection were rather strange to me, some were creepy, and some had me chuckling. Some of the fears made me nervous because I hadn’t thought about something like that happening before. While other fears were shocking because they were SO accurate for me.
I mean, fears #7, #18, #43, and #61…
I had seen this one before and I LOVE it:
And this one made me say “Oh, ALL THE TIME” right out loud!
I also really loved how the book was framed. First there was a short introduction where the author explained the collection. Getting a little background info on the comics that were coming up was lovely and the dramatic effect was fun! Then later, the book ended with shoutouts to those that sent in their stories.
My Final Thoughts on Deep Dark Fears
Overall, I thought this was a wonderful collection! Though not one to read right before bed…. when I went to the bathroom I couldn’t look in the mirror… And when I went to get into bed after shutting off the light, I ran and jumped onto the bed, making sure no body parts hung over the edge….
And then the book didn’t end there! I immediately logged on to Instagram when I got into bed to check out the Deep Dark Fears Instagram feed. I spent far too much time very late at night scrolling through and reading additional comics!
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Thanks for reading!
What was one of your silly childhood fears?