from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A morbid dread of speaking.


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  • This particular story will be about ghosts and a rare mental condition called lalophobia, which is an irrational fear to speak.

    short story archive mikandra 2008


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  • A lalophobia sufferer’s weak

    At tasks that require he speak,

    But he can do fine

    With gesture and sign

    So miming’s the work he should seek.

    November 3, 2017