Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

I’ve had a few people on twitter and email who’ve expressed frustration over having ideas for creepypasta, but not the talent/time/drive to actually write them. A couple people have asked if we had a space for them to leave their ideas so that, perhaps, someone who wants to write but needs help with the idea part might be able to use them.

So here we go: this comments section is where you guys can post your creepypasta “prompts” – ideas for creepy stories that you might have, but for whatever reason, aren’t going to use yourself.

Just a couple ground rules:

  • This should be obvious, but just in case – make sure that you don’t mind someone else using your idea before you post them!
  • If you are an author and you use one of the prompts posted here, consider giving the original creator of the idea a shout-out in your credit section if you end up submitting the end result. It’s not mandatory, but it is polite.
  • Your prompt can be an image, video, or piece of audio as well as text – for images, use html img tags in the comment field. Nothing unsafe for work, please. For videos and audio, please just post a clean link to the content, no html – otherwise it might get eaten by the spam filter.
  • If you have many ideas, please consolidate them into one post. If you have a Disqus account, you should be able to edit your comments, so please do take advantage of this function when you have new prompts rather than submitting a new comment for every idea. If you ignore this guideline and insist upon flooding the comment queue with individual prompts, expect moderators to stop approving your comments eventually.

That’s all I can think of for now, but if I’ve overlooked something, feel free to tell me!

Beyond that… get to prompting~

  • Mario

    A man sat alone in his house thinking of the events that shaped how his life would be .he remembers how his father and mother would beat him so, to the point he could no longer walk , talk, or even think of anything other than the pain! After a brief pause he smiles in that very instant the police break in and he is taken into custody I guess he had the final laugh!

    Let me kno wat y’all think nd how I can make it creepier

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    • Deadnaught

      I think it’s good, but needs a little work. Maybe lead us to find out how badly he was beaten through flashbacks and fragmented memories, or something along those lines. Maybe give make it so we find out that maybe he wasn’t innocent or was suffering mentally but not physically. Just tryin to help, so you don’t have to do any of it.

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  • Im Taylor ^_^

    I’ve been thinking an awful lot and I think that if all these extremely popular stories started at a base good story to scare the s*** out of everyone. Sooo… I like science specifically failed science ergo experiments gone wrong something destructive and scary chilling. Email me with any ideas : taylor88821@gmail.com

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  • NoOnesAng3l

    Ohkay.. So I have been having a major writer’s block lately. I /want/ to write up my own CreepyPasta stories.. I have quite a few ideas. Just, having a terrible time trying to come up with how to start them. If you would like to know more, feel free to email me and I will tell you of my ideas and perhaps someone can help me start on it. Of course I will give you credit if you were to help me. Thank you an dhere are a couple of my ‘ideas’ I had managed to come up with:

    1. A children’s home, the staff seems all calm, cool and kind. But at night they change and slowly, one by one, the children start to disappear. (Need help starting it off with something to catch the reader’s interest.)
    2. My bedroom, I am super tired and start to hallucinate so I decide to finally go to bed. I crawl onto my bed and lay down and close my eyes when suddenly I opened my eyes, having felt something squeezing tight around me..(Not sure where to go from there.)
    3. Crocuscubus.. A deadly flower but is really beautiful. Only problem is, it does not live off of sunlight and water. It needs much, much more than something as simple as that.. (No sure how to start it to grab the reader’s attention.)

    So if you have any ideas how I can start these or would like my permission to perhaps use one, please e-mail me and we may discus something about any.
    Thanks again!
    ~NoOnesAng3l

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    • Deadnaught

      Maybe for the children’s home one start it off as a police investigation due to a call from one of the caretakers claiming that the children have been running away more and more frequently?

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      • Anonymous

        Or the story could be told by one of the workers….

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    • Trin

      I like the idea of the flower and I have a few ideas, I just do not know your e-mail, maybe you can email me and we can discuss the flower idea, thank you!

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    • myevyn

      The plant needs BLOOD!

      little shop,little shop of horrors doo doo doo doo doooo

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    • Rin

      For the child one, why not start it out from the child’s point of view?
      _
      “I’m the last one. Everyone else has been hunted, captured, tortured, killed… devoured. I don’t know what to do, how to get help, when I’m ‘just a kid’. Now I’ll be the last one to know the truth. I hope someone finds this note and stops whatever these monsters are. They smile in the day and then growl and kill us at night! In fact it’s…”
      _
      Then have it go into 3rd person about how the kid runs away and such and that half scribbled note is the only thing that was found or something like that. Hope that helps.

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    • DeteciveRanay

      Is anyone going to use the children one? i would like too, email me at
      thedeadlyflower4@yahoo.com
      ill wait a couple of days and if no one replies, ill use it!

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  • MorphLing2000

    So a man walks into a cave, where he finds what looks like a rose. He was looking for a gift to give to his daughter, and he takes it. The rose grows, and mutates. It begins to infest people’s minds, turning them into zombies and the like. Suprise twist at the end, but won’t tell you what. FEEDBACK PLEASE! Don’t steal my prompt either.

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    • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

      Cut out the zombie part, but the rest of its mmkay.

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    • MurdeTram

      Why was the guy looking for a present for his daughter in a cave? That’s a little… rape-y…

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      • DeteciveRanay

        he may have not have been looking for a present. maybe he saw something and well….curiosity killed the cat!

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  • John

    Make a creepypasta about some kids who are pyromaniacs, but ends up lighting one of their peers on fire. Years later, the kid who died, comes back from the dead as a firey corpse, to seek revenge on those who killed him

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    • CreepyHydra645

      I might try that once I’ve finished off the one I’m currently working on.

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  • TA283

    I would really love to see something along the lines of Centralia, Pennsylvania [the town that people call "the real Silent Hill"]. I think it would be awesome to see a pasta from the point of view of perhaps a young citizen, or someone kind of "out of touch", who can’t quite understand what’s happening, and the writer’s own creative touch to bring it to life. Maybe someone who’s been a shut-in and doesn’t realize that the incident happened.

    One incident in particular that comes to mind is a twelve year old boy who had an 80-foot-deep hole just open up beneath him, and thought he was going to fall into hell, as his priest had been a little stern with him lately.

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      Yes, please. I love this idea!

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      • Quietocean

        Working on it now, expect it to join the shitstorm when submissions open back up.

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        • QuietOcean

          An update, I finished it yesterday. Waiting to submit.

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        • TA283

          Looking forward to it :) I’ll be watching.

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    • TA283

      I also have a nightmare that I recall pretty clearly, and I would love someone to pieces if they could make it a good pasta, but I’ll save that one for now.

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      • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

        Please, tellls mmeee! XO

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        • TA283

          Lol email me arkhamt@gmail.com

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        • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

          I just did. Respond asap plz. >:)

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  • jorge aguinaga

    ever since i was i kid, its been following me. i don’t know who or what it is, all i know is that it cares about me. I think its been protecting me, or maybe warning me of something. I think its time i find out what exactly this thing is.

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    • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

      Child spots creature in the woods, it has devilish horns, and is hunched up slightly, it seems to have short, thin limbs.
      The kid walks out from his house to approach it…
      …and gets hit by a bus.
      "Thats what I was protecting you from jackass." The thing says and walks away

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  • Len Lye

    Someone… who kills people! I know I know that’s a little much I’ll give everyone a minute to wrap their heads around it

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    • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

      Whoa, just, gasp, just, lemme, get my breath back, phew.

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    • TA283

      REVOLUTIONARY idea! What was your inspiration?!

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    • Anonymous

      Amazing. Literally, that could be a wonderful piece of modern art.

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  • ijones36

    didnt ur useranme used to be YOU WANT A USERNAME?YOU CANT HANDLE THE USERANME or did u just take that username

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    • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

      Haha, well It got a bit annoying to type that all the time, so I shortened it. So yes, this is the same person as YOU WANT A USERNAME? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

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  • COMPLETELYinSANE

    someone write a story about someone how a dramatic experience like dealing with a demon affects the human mind, and how it can drive someone insane.

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  • Stephan D. Harris

    Anyone here ever read "Haunted," by Chuck Palahniuk? Remember the first story, "Guts"? You know, the one that was all about genital mutilation and other such disturbing imagery? The one that supposedly makes people break out into a sweat before fainting? I’d really like to see someone come up with a story that powerful. Like, something that hits home so hard and fast because of how completely possible it is. Nothing supernatural, just a new take on real life horror.

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    • kimchi-kat

      Okay okay okay, sorry for the downvote… But that story wasn’t creepy at all, just nauseating. I have watched people come unnecessarily close to losing their lunch hearing that story….. Not exactly “creepy”.

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      • squee

        I think the point is just that it’s effective. I never got sick or started sweating or anything like that, but that story did give me the worst phantom pains I have ever had. Writing something that makes you feel like it’s happening to you could be incredibly creepy with the right story.

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  • http://none Gmanv

    Hey can you guys help me find an idea for my creepypasta? I like stories like the holders and things like that, but i cant think of any ideas.

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  • Patches of what the hell is that?

    I started something but don’t know how to finish it. It’s about a girl that’s locked in a room and hears screaming all the time but when it stops she can’t take it and so she goes looking for some screams.

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    • Patches of what the hell is that?

      Or if someone wants to take it off my hands that would be fine too.

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    • shogunfish

      That is actually really clever and if it was written well could be a really compelling story, sadly I don’t have time to work on another pasta right now.

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  • Hoid

    I have this wierd unfinished story in my head about a smart and nice – but shy and unconfident – guy who is haunted by himself. But his other self is much more charismatic and more of a Leader-Guy and it’s slowly takes control over the protagonists life.
    It has to be noted that they kind of share one body so friends and family see only one guy at a time, but the other one can observe what his doppelganger does.
    towards the end the original guy starts questions himself and gets in some emotional struggle cause the other guy is just in anything better than him.
    In the last few sentences he’s discussing with his ‘clone’ which one gets control over the body and the doppelganger sets him under pressure that he is worthless and stuff. The original one than looks in a mirror monitoring his ‘twin’ and says ”i can see no difference”. and the twin is gone.

    so this is basiclly the story, but i’m not a very good writer so i would love it if someone would take care of it and make something nice out of this idea :)

    greetings Hoid

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    • Anonymous

      Starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt.

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    • Anonymous

      So basically the last few seasons of Family Matters?

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    • squee

      I don’t know how to write the story, but if I had to title it I’d call it Me Myself and Irene.

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  • Stevei

    You go to a hotel, something seems off but you forget about it. Next day you walk out side your door to find an endless hallway of doors containing a new horror every time. Horrors begin to get worse as the room number increases.

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    • TheUnFinshedUserna

      Thats a really cool idea, if like each room was like a fear that the main character had, and the end was something to do with facing himself.

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    • Be Original

      Doctor Who

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  • Jason

    more Holders stories please….

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  • Quietocean

    What are the rules/guidelines involving sex? I’m not planning on including a sex scene, just the expectation/anticipation of sex as the driving factor for the story. Something ANYONE can relate to.

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  • Fo

    I read this comment on a livejournal community, I think it would make good creepypasta launch point.

    "Reminds me of the time I took the last train and last stop of the night and had 4 other people aside from me. I got off the last stop (where the train settles/parks/whatever the correct term) but the other 4 just continued sitting there. I seriously waited a while outside since I didn’t wanna do the stairs alone but they didn’t move so I left by myself. I had no idea what was their agenda, I mean, they weren’t even sitting in the same area and there is no way they could be friends as one is a teenager the other 3 look like working people wearing different office attires/clothes. It was weird but whatever, probably some modus operandi people who realized that they can’t get anything from me."

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  • COMPLETELYinSANE

    satanic possession? I’ve read tons of stories about demonic possession, but what about a story about what happens when you are possessed by the big man himself.

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  • TheUnFinshedUserna

    So, a story about a group of people, similar to slenderman in a way. But they are called the regulators, they stop people who go against the norm. My hopes for it were for there to be many stories about them. If you are intrested please email me I can send you a list of who and what they are :)
    flame-head-94@hotmail.com

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  • iCANTchat

    Make a ritual pasta on how to get an image editor software that can actually edit an object in real-life.

    For example:
    Make someone younger by editing a picture of her with the image editor.

    I can’t make a pasta by myself -_-

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  • iCANTchat

    Here’s more:
    Bluetooth

    You forgot to turn off your bluetooth in your phone and you have received a file…
    Earphone

    Scenario 1
    -You are listening to music and you are unaware that someone get into your house.
    Scenario 2
    -You leave your friend(this time, he’s the one who uses it) awhile on your bedroom to cook a food for your dinner, you take a peek on her a few times until you find out that she’s already dead.

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  • Luckless

    Someone has to survive being attacked and is unable to call for help due to their phone updating they must survive until their phone starts again; twist the person dies but as they die their phone starts and they receive a " where are you?" Text.

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    • ẠbracadaveЯ

      Lol. Cosmic irony. :D
      Fate/the universe/whatever is such an arsehole, but it has a great sense of humour.

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  • Amber

    SO… this really happened to me today… :/

    I washed my clothes yesterday at a public laundromat, and everything was fine… but I pulled a piece of used, balled-up medical tape out of the washer I was going to use. It was gross, but I was like ‘well it doesn’t look bloody or anything…’ so I set it on top of the washer. Put my clothes in. Started the washer.

    Everything’s normal right? Thought no more about it, folded my clothes after they were dry… note: NOTHING was in my pants that I was folding. I went to put on a pair of pants today, and what do I find, tucked inside the waist part of the pants, but that same balled up piece of medical tape…

    It wouldn’t be creepy if, say, I were the one that had an injury and it just happened to get stuck in some other piece of my clothing, but it wasn’t MY medical tape, and I took the only piece I found out of the washer before I began. I threw it away. It somehow made it into a clean pair of pants… after it was folded and placed in a zippered container. Away from the garbage.

    How did it get there? :/

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  • TA283

    I’ve had another nightmare, if anyone’s interested, this one will take some work to fill in missing details. Email me arkhamt@gmail.com if you’d like to know about it.

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    • http://creepypasta.com/ TheUnFinshedUserna

      Hey, my email isnt working but can you give me a short summary of it?

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      • TA283

        Sorry for the delay… anyway it involved being trapped on a property that was basically an island surrounded by murky water, like after-hurricane style. There was an entire family there, and the father wouldn’t allow anyone to leave permanently. He said all who were left would die, including the three young children. People were allowed to go out and forage. In the end, the father was right in a way, but I’ll save that for when your email comes back up :)

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    • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

      I emailed u ages ago but no reply.

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    • TA283

      Hey guys, I wasn’t ignoring you, sorry about that. I had to very quickly move out of my boyfriend’s place and I’m now trying to find a job and a home so I’ve been occupied.

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      • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

        Oh okay. No hurry.

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        • TA283

          Going to check my email now.

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