I remember my family watching, or attempting to watch, Dragnet in the late 1950's. I say "attempting to watch" because unfailingly when the ominous theme song began to blare "Bom-bom-bom-bom. Bom-bom-bom-bom-BOM," I began to scream and the channel was immediately changed to something more appealing to a milquetoast. And it didn't help that a police badge the size of Rhode Island appeared on the screen, a tiny screen compared to today's monstrosities. Imagine what would happen if the thing appeared on today's tube...er...plasma. With today's cinema-esque sound system. Who could tell what frightened a four-year-old girl in the late 1950's?
This week's http://www.velvetverbosity.com/ 100 Words challenge is "frightened." This is my submission. And, yes, it really happened.