Intense Childhood Fears of Being Left Behind

This is the cover of the book which ruined my whole childhood. Left Behind. A book where those who are not saved by Jesus wander the earth which is ravaged by crime and unchristian ideas.

Picture this scenario:

It’s 9 AM. It’s Saturday morning. Everyone has left the house. There are unfolded clothes on the couch, and the television has been left on.

Now, to a normal 13-year-old they would simply think their family has gone to the store for a moment and they’ll be right back. A normal 13-year-old would just get up and make food. This is normal.