Night of the Nyctophobe

Nyctophobia is “a phobia characterized by a severe fear of the dark. It is triggered by the brain’s disfigured perception of what would, or could, happen when in a dark environment.” I have been nyctophobic since I was a child. I remember the defining moment that my fear emerged vividly; my brother persuaded me to climb inside an ottoman…

‘To Be a Dad’

From the moment a dad is given his post; He becomes the man that is looked to the most. Those nappy changes and late night feeds; Whatever the wants and whatever the needs. A dad is there through the thick and thin; To calm down the cry and encourage the grin. For the mother he…