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8th Nov, 2019 08:08:19 AM

Have an example (or several)? As-is, what you're describing here sounds like either a (horror-related) Central Theme being represented by a Motif, or the fear being the Central Theme itself.

8th Nov, 2019 08:38:35 AM

The best example I can think of is from I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream.

In that story Ellen has a phobia of the color yellow, AM knows this so designed tortures with a recurring theme of yellow.

8th Nov, 2019 02:59:22 PM

Sounds like Kryptonite Is Everywhere, except replace "weakness" with "phobia"


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