Choosing to live in narrow spaces leads to a form of mental agoraphobia, and that brings its own terrors. I think the willfully unimaginative see more monsters. They are often more afraid.
Bravery does not forgive stupidity.
The wand picks you, you don't pick the wand.
He left her, never saw her again, and never troubled to discover what became of his son.
Hello, Harry! she said.
My readers have to work with me to create the experience. They have to bring their imaginations to the story. No one sees a book in the same way, no one sees the characters the same way. As a reader you imagine them in your own mind. So, together, as author and reader, we have both created the story.