Gabrielle Bell, Everything Is Flammable (Minneapolis: Uncivilized Books, 2017), 142. “[W]hen I was little, I was also afraid of escalators. It was because a relative told me that sometimes an escalator would grind up children who didn’t tie their shoes.”
Fran Krause, Deep Dark Fears (Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2015), Fear #53. Unpaginated.
“My mom told me that, if I rode the escalator with my shoes untied, it would grab the laces and suck me under.”