I’m Tense and Nervous and I Can’t Relax
People are always telling me how brave I am.
“Wow, Stephanie,” they say after I tell them about how I don’t believe in ghosts, or about the time there was an intruder in my home, or about the recurring nightmares I have about turning into a tree. “You’re sooo brave.” Sometimes they use a weird sarcastic tone, but I can tell they’re very impressed. I’m going to let you in on a little secret, though.
I’m not brave.
I am scared of every. single. thing.