The first time you were scared. Geesh, what did you think I meant?
I was frightened at an early age, and I actually remember it. I don't recall my exact age (it was a rather moving target, since everyone kept measuring it in months), but I was still in a crib. My mom had a 45 record of Tennessee Ernie Ford. One side had, I think, John Henry on it. The other side was 16 Tons.
John Henry I could take. 16 Tons made me want to leap from my skin and run to safety. I still don't know why.
It convinced my mom that I was a rather fragile thing, emotionally, so she never allowed me to watch horror movies, which only perpetuated my fear of being frightened. Tomorrow I'll tell you of the first time I enjoyed the thrill of fear, or at least of being creeped out.
In the meantime, what was your first scare? Tell me in the comments. I promise I won't use it for evil. Only good.