1. Going blind.
  2. Going deaf.
  3. Losing my love of music.
  4. Running out of ideas for stories (or would this be a great relief?)
  5. Choking to death.  Alone.
  6. My little old house falling down.
  7. Not meeting my expectations for my writing.
  8. Receiving a horrible review, one so bad that I’d never write again.  (But if I must never write again, I’d rather it be by my own hand – e.g. from running out of ideas – than by someone else’s.)
  9. Contracting AIDS.
  10. Waking up to the realisation that my on-line life is more active than my real life.