Glossophobic Mind

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic
fear of public speaking

Submitted: February 03, 2010

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I heard them call from the front of the room. I stood up, nervous. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to do it. I knew something was going to happen. I felt inside of me. I felt it. My steps were slow and shaky. My knees trembled. My body shook nervously. I felt tense.
I got to the front of the room, and there I stood before what seemed to me thousands if not millions. My heart beat faster by the second. I stood there motionless. Not knowing what to do, I reached into my pocket looking for the paper I wrote. I found it. I placed on the podium right before and looked into the crowd. I tried talking my lips wouldn’t move. I whole face felt paralyzed. I felt head getting warm. I looked back and saw nobody, but when I directed my attention back to the crowd, my heart almost stopped.
Never had this happened to me. I felt my head burning now. Sweat dripped down my face. I felt like dying. My heart was already going as fast as possible. My eyes were watering. I couldn’t take it any longer. Tears also started falling down my face. I felt like I was trapped inside a box, or some sort of small cage. I looked around and things started to get blurry. I was out of my senses. I knew what I was seeing wasn’t right. I saw creatures laughing at me, mocking me, insulting me. I felt more frustrated, again I felt like dying.
I felt my head boiling now. It was too warm I wiped my face with my sleeve. The sweat on my face soaked my sleeve. I was shaking. My eyes were red. I was crying. I had been crying. I looked at my paper still folded on the podium. It was soaked. My body shook faster. I started getting dizzy. Everything was blurry now. The creatures had been gone for a while, but now they were back, and there were more of them.  My life flashed before my eyes. Was I going to die? I could not stand on my own any longer. My body shook more and more. My knees got weaker. I fell onto the floor.
 
My body kept shaking. It seemed like this was never going to end. I couldn’t see anything. I heard someone say I was collapsing. Impossible, I thought. My body shook as much as it could possibly can. I couldn’t take any longer I felt pain. My head ached. My throat burned just as my eyes. It was all still blurry, but it became black. It all went black, no more light, just total darkness.


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