X is for Xenophobic #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Feelings and Emotions from A to Z in 55 Words. Today, X is for Xenophobic.



My uneasiness was mounting with each step that he took towards me.

“I AM stupid. Why did I take this route?”

“Look away, look away”, I kept chanting.

My pace matched my heart rate.

I felt for the cigarettes in my pocket.

The smell and taste of the smoke belonged to the world I knew.

*Xenophobia is an unfounded morbid fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners.

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59 thoughts on “X is for Xenophobic #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

  1. Fear of those we don’t know… Not fair, sure, but deeply rooted and probably has its explanation in the long long time ago, when such a fear would keep a tribe alive… πŸ™‚

    • They say, fear of strangers for self preservation is normal but having prejudices against certain races/tribes/communities is certainly not fair!

    • True. If it is a medical condition then the underlying causes can be addressed. But if it is as a cultural and social malaise, then it is so sad!

    • Xenophobia can be a medical condition too, which can be treated, but when it has a social and cultural connotation to it, that fear/hatred is bad.

  2. My daughter had written a guest post for my blog a couple of years back, it was titled xenophobia. Your story reminded me of the same, lovely post.

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