Last night as I was typing I ended up stopping and keeping my ideas to myself. This is not about the fear of losing my digital documents in writing or thinking that my ideas are terrible. This is more of a personal matter with the peers and relationships around us writers. There are stories that I write that I welcome all to read and critique. Then there are stories that I hide and refuse to show to the public. Some of the remain hidden in my composition notebooks and I remember one of them being in a secret code that I made up. My fear is that the hidden stories I write, my friends or worse my relationship with my boyfriend, will judge and question why I wrote such a story in the first place. I refuse to write about personal experiences except for ones about my family. I do believe that what happened in the past should stay there. However there are ideas that I have that come from my existing stories, from the music I listen to or movies I recently watched. Some of them contain graphic information and some could possibly be real. In the past I had feared my professors in high school finding out about my writings and judging me based upon them. I learned after one of them stole my notebook that it was just a story to them. What should I do at this point? Should I stop writing these stories or should I just not be afraid?