I am an admitted scaredy cat. My fellow Inkers protect me on potential media that might prove a bit scary for me. Oddly enough I am currently writing a suspense/thriller ghost story.
The other night my husband had a dream (which is odd in itself). In it someone was trying to break into our home. My husband pretended to be asleep and when the theif got close he dug his elbow into the bad guy.
Unfortunately, my face happened to be right where the bad guy should have been. I let out a pathetically weak scream and then my husband started appologizing.
I was shaking and tears were streaming down my face. I was completely startled and adrenalin was coursing through my body. Then, oh foolish brain, I started thinking about my WIP. I was terrified. I decided then and there I could no longer work on it. It was too scary. Things went bump and I jumped. I pulled the blankets to my chin and didn't move. I was frozen in terror.
In the light of day, I can handle it. I am still working on my scary story. But its kinda funny that with a good dose of "fight or flight" things can turn from good to BAD quick.