catslightly
catslightly
Mar 2
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Let’s say I fall in love with and marry a man who happens to be a part of a famous and wealthy family. They seem kinda strange and controlling, but I love him, I should go for it! Turns out they are racist so we decide to move away and only seem them on holidays. People are still interested in us because the family is Read more

Aug 18
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My dad was drafted and spent two years in the Army during Vietnam. He said his mom wrote him a letter and said, “All your friends turned into hippies!” And he had no idea what a hippie was, thought it might be a weird cult, lol. Read more

Jul 31 2019
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According to Holly Madison, he was a controlling, emotionally abusive nightmare of a boyfriend.

Jun 7 2019
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I’ve been very lucky— I wouldn’t call any of my jobs grueling. But this reminded me of my first day of one of my favorite summer jobs at a chain bookstore. I got oriented with a bunch of other newbies and after the few hours of HR paperwork and training videos, they set me and another young dude up in the back of the Read more

Jan 18 2019
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I was made to stand and watch in shame as she did the dirty work in the backyard, presumably not in charge of the hose myself only to prevent the lawn from getting shittier than necessary.

Jan 18 2019
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When I was 11 I swallowed the pop top to a soda can. I had to know what letter my future boyfriend’s name started with, so I twisted the pop top off and then tossed it into the soda can. As I was taking the last swig, I accidentally swallowed it. I really did not want to tell my parents what an idiot I was, so I went Read more

Oct 19 2018
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My parents always thought it was so cute that I’d tuck all my dolls to sleep at night. They’d find their shoes turned into makeshift beds filled with Barbies. Tissue boxes were emptied in pursuit of tiny blankets. I was just such a loving kid with caretaker instincts. What they did not know was that my older sister Read more

Oct 5 2018
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Dude told me the podcasts I listened to were too mainstream for him.

Dec 16 2017
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I really love Leverage and whenever I mention it, people recommend The Librarians to me. I haven’t gotten around to it yet, but perhaps the recommendation works in the other direction as well and you’d like Leverage since you like The Librarians?

Oct 31 2017
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Yes! I still really liked that one because the first part was terrifying. But the second part really undercut the scary because it was clearly sleep paralysis. Stories that are obviously sleep paralysis are about as scary as someone telling you a scary dream they had. Scary for the dreamer, not for the rest of us.

Oct 31 2017
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That’s actually a really clever way to break out of it! I end up focusing on just moving my pinky or big toe and eventually manage to flail myself out of it. Not very effective.

Oct 31 2017
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I was getting it 3 or 4 times a week in college and asked my doctor about something to treat it. She said it tends to hit young adults really hard, but fades as you get older, so she thought I should wait. I did end up mostly growing out of it, thankfully. Now I really only get it if I take a nap or have a weird sleep Read more

Oct 30 2017
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That sounds super cozy, I’m jealous! I mostly get it mid nap (such is why I don’t really nap) and I always try to tell myself to just go back to sleep. Who cares if you can’t move, you didn’t want to anyways! But I get totally panicky and have to fight my way out before I can fall back asleep.

Oct 30 2017
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Oh, believe me, I was super joking. Even my mundane non paranormal themed ones are terrible. I wouldn’t want anything crazy. Even the times I get no hallucinations and am just stuck are horrible. I feel lucky I don’t get anything worse. I’m sorry you got saddled with the worse kind. Read more

Oct 30 2017
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My sleep paralysis hallucinations are always the most boring, mundane things. It’s always like, I’ll be napping on the couch and wake up with sleep paralysis and be convinced that my roommate is standing over me furious because she wants to watch TV in the living room. I never get demons or shadow men or anything fun.

Oct 30 2017
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I am a frequent sleep paralysis haver, and I gotta say, it has really ruined a lot of these stories for me. I read them and it’s like, “Yup, classic sleep paralysis.” Sleep paralysis is scary, for sure, but it’s not supernatural and I like my ghost stories to have ghosts in them! Harumph.