I never knew what fear was.
My father taught me you have
nothing to fear except fear itself.
I grew up confronting it, I feared no man
and no situation would bow me.
I was fearless.
Then I became father
and I learned what fear was.
Fear of failure, fear of not being able to provide,
fear of being unable to protect my child.
It humbled me; I became a better man for it.
I teach my children about courage,
I say it is okay to have fear,
because we have courage to overcome it.
It is a greater notion.
Day six of my flash fiction week, and only one day left to go. Todays 100 word story is brought to you by the words fear and courage. Enjoy…