Collective Nouns

Chiroptophobia, the Fear of Bats

Phobias are constant, irrational fears that afflict some people. Their fears should be taken seriously. They should never be made fun of or belittled. But, as writers, we can bless (or curse) our characters with phobias and make the story so much more interesting. What happens if someone encounters the object of their fear? They…

Owls: Harbingers of Doom

According to dictionary.com, a superstition is a belief or notion, not based reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.  It is an irrational fear of the unknown or mysterious. Many myths and legends, good and bad, exist about the owl. Some see them…

Lepidopterophobia and a Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

Has your home been invaded by a kaleidoscope of butterflies? Or is a rabble of butterflies always causing fights? Either way, a person with lepidopterophobia would be horrified. What are some collective nouns for butterflies? Butterflies are gorgeous flying insects with large, scaly wings. Some are more beautiful than others, but they are all wondrous…