(Content warning for references to suicide.)
Let’s ignore topics about adult fears. Justified fears, like the fear of disease, the fear of flight and/or driving, and the fears that arise from day-to-day life…We will sidestep that whole mess of fears grounded in reality. We’re talking about what terrified a child today, with an innocent fear of something that did not have its fingers in reality, just of a place in a video game. It is the reason why it took her two years to beat Ocarina of Time, released on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998.
(Given the pile of writing reference books next to my computer, I’m grateful my blind groping resulted in pulling out Eric Maisel’s A Writer’s Space rather than old Strunk and White. Though writing a letter to the principles of composition could have made for a curious challenge, now that I’ve looked at its twenty-ninth page. Ah well, library it is!)