A Tale of FearHalloween is coming up.I always loved Halloween, and not just because I was born around that time of year.I always loved it because it's the one time of year where most people are willing to face their fears, to stop looking away from the darkness in which lies their own distorted reflection, locked away deep within their subconsciousDuring that one time of year, people get to see what I see.I was about 6 years old when I first experienced the agony of true horror.I only have very vague memories of my childhood, but everything about that night remained in my mind, clear as crystal.Sure I had been scared before. We all have, it's part of being a child. Fear is a plant that grows deep within the holes of our knowledge, filling the voids until one day the light comes shinning. Until then, we are bound to be scared of the things we don't understand, children and adults alike. But children live in a world filled with the unknown, where the roots of fear have plenty of room to spread.