Summary: ter•ror n: 1: a state of intense fear; 2a : one that inspires fear : scourge 2b : a frightening aspect 2c : a cause of anxiety : worry
Hundreds of arms are holding me tightly. But I am not afraid. I know that they are hugging me and I feel secure and content in their grasp. Then, one by one, the arms pop and disappear, until I am on my own, suspended in the darkness. The gloom engulfs me in a breath stopping embrace. This time I am afraid, but I am alone and there is no one to help me.