Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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This morning I stepped out of the shower and this bathroom was fine: white walls, white tiles, sink and counter with toothpaste crusted all over. Three out of the four lightbulbs over the mirror were still good — 100 watt, clear bulb, blinding bright in the small white room. Like always I was late, so I skipped shaving. She liked it when I didn’t shave, anyway. I was thinking about doing mutton chops. She’d get a kick out of that. I passed the mirror and noticed I was grinning. I didn’t even know I was grinning.

I’m in the bathroom tonight before bed and there’s something wrong with the lights. All three are on again but they glow kind of brown and don’t really light up the rest of the room. I should get more bulbs from the kitchen. I should, but I’m busy. The date was shit and she shut her apartment door on me. You’d think that would wipe off the stupid grin from this morning. But I came back in the bathroom and, in the mirror, my face was still doing it. If I touch my face it doesn’t feel like a grin, but there it is in the mirror.

In the brown light it’s hard to make out but — have you ever actually counted how many teeth show when you smile? I lean in close. One, two, three, four — I didn’t know my mouth was so wide. Nine, ten, eleven — I can’t do mutton chops after all. The corners of my lips are out to my ears. It still doesn’t feel like a grin. But keep counting, for curiousity. Thirty-six. Thirty-seven. Thirty-eight.

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  • ufm

    Weird, not exactly creepy. It seems this has left a bit off the end, there seems to be a little too much missing to be intentinoal. I cant figure whats with the lights, and the mirror…is there a connection im not seeing?

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    • The Plague

      maybe the thing wants the lights to be dim so he has to lean in close

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  • ufm

    just in case you cant figure for yourself, i meant, intentional, not intentinoal

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com WHO WAS PHONE?

    @ufm – It’s possible that was cut off, though it was submitted to me that way. I got the impression that it was sort of intentionally vague, so that whatever was causing the strange light and grinning could be left to our imaginations. That’s only my theory, though.

    If anyone discovers a longer version of this, feel free to let me know, though.

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  • Flea

    I like it just the way it is. I don’t know why everyone seems to have issues with monsters sitting in your imagination, rather than needing to be explained in detail.

    The scariest things are the ones that go on unexplained, with a million horrific possibilities.

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  • Comment Leaver

    It’s left way too open ended to be creepy but it’s interesting.

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  • http://misterwelldone.wordpress.com/ Mr. Welldone

    Hello.

    Mirrors are captivating. I love mirrors. Humanity loves them too.

    But only when the light is sufficiently blinding.

    Human society is always afraid of seeing deeper than the superficiality of the flesh.

    Human society is afraid to see something it doesn’t want to see.

    How I love to show them.

    Darkness is unveiling.

    In Darkness, the secrets of the mind spill forth like the humours of a cracked egg.

    How I love to show them.

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    • Reader

      Are you a serial killer irl?

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  • Hippie

    I liked this one even tho it wast creepy

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  • Miss Betterdone

    Hello.

    There are only 32 teeth in the adult human mouth.

    Thank you for your time.

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    • Reader

      Thank you for pointing that out!

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    • Whisperer

      I thought the extra teeth were part of the story, a way to show that this man (?) wasn’t entirely human.

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  • Random Passerby

    Hey! It’s the Chesire Cat!

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    • Alyx

      So many things I can say with this

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  • hut

    wasnt this already posted before

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  • LMLYUT

    Woo! I submitted this one. That’s actually how I found it, too. It does seem a bit incomplete.

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  • emogirl

    Mr. Betterdone, I think the person who wrote this knew the adult mouth has only 32 teeth. Just to let you know.

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  • Ziune

    I personally think this would have been a little more creepy if say the story ended with only half of the last number, such as ‘thiry-eig…’ to perhaps imply a terrible end for the writer.

    Then again, who would have wrote it then? :P

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  • Miss Betterdone

    Hello.

    Miss Emogirl, I’d like to point out first of all that I’m not a ‘mister’, and second that I was making the statement for the better of those who were confused by the post.

    Thank you for your time.

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  • emogirl

    Oops sorry for the gender confusion.

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  • Dammerung

    “Have you ever counted how many teeth there are when you smile? One, two, skipafew…”

    Sorry.

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  • Fluffy

    COCKMONGLER!!!!!

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  • Yaz

    An adult human only has 32 permanent teeth, and if you count the wisdom teeth that is still only 36, I think that is what they were going for

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  • brian sun.

    I think the person is a skeleton. Makes sense right? skeletons always look like they’re grinning.. and thats why you would be able to see all your teeth. Also it would make sense that the person’s date would shut the door on them, amirite? Now the 38 teeth doesnt make sense, could be a writer’s error though as most people woudlnt know exactly how many teeth you have in your mouth.

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  • Manduwala

    One tooth for every victem

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  • Manduwala

    Lights? Think of the dentists chair

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  • Z

    I enjoyed this. I disagree with Comment Leaver, however. I think it is just vague enough to be creepy.

    Also, Mr Welldone’s first appearance was intriguing, but all of the things following it are kind of irking.

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  • Commenter

    I agree. The Mr. Welldone act is pretty tired/lame. Like, you’re on an internet forum, come on.

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  • Something

    Yeah, Mr. Welldone is being a smidge pretentious.

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  • Comment Leaver

    I’m just not informed enough to feel this is a possible reality. Most of what makes these stories creepy is that they’re in some ways plausible. It just leaves too much to the imagination. But it is a good idea. ^^

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