Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction


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As a kid, I loved making flip books. They were all I did in art class, whenever I had it. I worked really hard on one particular flip book. It was around 50 pages long, I guess. It had a simple stick figure walking into the page, waving at me, and then walking off. I would look at it at least a dozen times the day that I made it. Then it got boring. You know how kids are, not entertained by one thing for very long. I tossed it under my bed and never gave it a second thought.

A few months later, I was cleaning up my room and swept the stack of paper out from under my bed. I couldn’t quite remember what it was. I flipped through it once and got a sweet taste of nostalgia. I flipped through it once more and noticed the pages hadn’t aged or gained dirty at all. I flipped through a third time. The little stick man walked onto the page, waved at me, but didn’t walk off.

Instead, a second stick man joined him. It waltzed up, having either an item in its hand or a severely disfigured arm; its not like anyone could tell the difference. The second stick man walked next to the first stick figure, stood there for a moment, then whacked the poor fellow upside the head. The stick figure fell, and the second stick man swung his stick at the other man. Again. And again. And again.

What I assume was its blood ran from the stick figure’s rather jagged body. It looked like nothing more than smeared pencil stains. The killer stick man proceeded to bend down, and tear apart the first stick man’s body, limb by thin limb. Once he was done, he bent each one into characters and letters. He set them upon the page to form a single word. He grabbed the base of his own round head and tore it off. Then he tore off his legs, and then one of his arms. His zig-zagged body parts formed themselves into a second word. What I read made me burn the flip book.

“You’re next.”

Credited to ArmTheAnon.

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  • DeclinedDoomed

    Short and sweet! Would definitely eat this pasta again!

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    Rating: +19 (from 21 votes)
    • Angel

      Indeed an excellent pasta!:3

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  • CarolynBoBarolyn

    The flip book concept could have been SO GREAT.

    But I was not impressed with this story at all. Not scary and just… not.


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  • LaFawnda


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  • Anonymous


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    • Amaryllis

      You were, idiot.

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  • Anon

    It kind of reminded me of that spongebob episode.
    But I liked it regardless. 9/10

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  • Anonymous


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  • SaBaToN

    Don’t like it. It had no build up.

    And, worse yet, it had no explanation or twist of any kind. Like if it was some story about the narrator being crazy and then spending time redesigning the flip book with intricate carnage and then eventually being inspired to imitate it or something. Like if there was some weird twist or something, it’d be good. But it was abrupt and without any suspense and it sucked.

    And then you burned the book and were done with it? The ashes didn’t spell some cryptic evil message? Lame. 3/10.

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    • Kaos McPunchfist

      Actually, I think the twist was that somebody had remade the flip book with the narrator in mind.

      Reading so many pastas daily, we often take for granted the possibility of supernatural activities, and assume it is always such, rather than being something more conventional like a stalker, which is what I think the case is here.

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  • Lenore

    Yumm pasta.

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  • naim

    who was limb? OSOM STOREH BRO

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  • That guy

    Cute, but not creepy.

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  • Malady

    Congratulations for making to the main site! Still delicious and a bit creepy, being an artist and everything. Om nom nom.

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  • Anonymous

    So wait, was the second figure Bill Goldberg or what?

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  • Rachel Rose

    Love it!

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  • Meme

    This is like appetizerpasta, not a full dish.

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    Rating: +7 (from 11 votes)
  • Krepta

    I like it! It’s quick and dirty, but it has a clever enough concept that I actually did feel a little bit of that “oh shit” you get from a really good pasta. Keep it up!

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  • Your mum

    I liked it. Short and sweet. And it was quite a good idea. Maybe could hve been better if it had turned out that when he was younger and made the flip book he was all fucked in the head so he didn’t remember doing it or something. I dunno.
    But anyway. Would eat again. It was pretty tasty.

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  • KK

    @SaBaToN: You can’t tell someone not to like something! You can have your own opinion, or even say that the other person’s is stupidif you feel that strongly about it, but you can’t say, “Don’t like it” !

    Anyway, I thought it was very predictable, but it wasn’t like it hurt my eyes to read it, or anything. I guess I can only say it was OK and- Wait!! I make flip books!!! :( Ahhhh shoot!

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  • Anonymous


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  • Charlotte Mander

    The concept was good enough, but lacking in delivery.

    The way the story was written seemed a bit too casual for my liking and went to fast for the buildup to really work.

    Also, and I’m surprised no one else brought this up, flipbooks don’t take up too many pages for an animation if done properly, so how on Earth would the book have had extra pages for the second stick figure and it’s actions? Did it stop on the last page and continue animating by itself?

    In short, you really should have gone into more detail and dragged it out a bit more.

    –Char Mander

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  • Someone is here now

    Poor stick figure

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  • LetItBe

    Thank you for bringing back the short and sweet pastas!


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  • Rislyn

    Plenty of sauce, but not nearly enough pasta. It was a good idea that finished blandly.


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  • Dr. Cadaver

    I thought it was cute.

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  • Allie

    The one part that bugged me: “or gained dirty at all.”

    Otherwise I liked it C: Very yummy

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  • JesusLOL

    Not even remotely interesting.

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