I follow a blog that gives writing prompts, and a couple of days ago the prompt was to write about something that scared you as a child.
When I was younger, I hated puppets. I disliked watching them on television. The one show that scared me the most was Sesame Street. I hated the cookie monster. I would go to bed at night and put all my stuffed animals around my bed so the puppets wouldn't get me. My mom would do puppet shows for me and try to explain to me that they were just puppets and not real. After all her explaining, I was still freaked out!