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Alberto Nujas scrambles out of bed, quickly glancing at the clock.  It’s two thirty-two in the morning, but when you gotta go, you gotta go.  Alberto closes the bathroom door and locks it before doing his business.  Even though he’s a 29-year-old bachelor, old habits die hard.

Alberto finishes his business and is about to flush when he feels a strange pang of fear.  There’s no reason he should be scared, this is his house, all the doors and windows are locked, he’s utterly alone…there’s no REASON, he tells himself.

He looks slowly to the bathroom door, securely battened down against…well, against nothing, really.  Shrugging, he reaches towards the handle when he hears something that makes him stay his hand.  A kind of creak.  The house settling.  The wind blowing against the door.  A tree branch rubbing against the side of his house.

A footstep.

Alberto comes to his senses, realizing that he’s been standing with his hand on the toilet handle for five minutes or so.  Slowly he withdraws his hand and joins it with its sibling, absentmindedly writhing the two together like lovers.  He listens again, but all he can hear is his own heartbeat.  Not a breath of wind.  He runs to the window, but of course it’s black as pitch.

Alberto groans inwardly at himself, and grabs the toilet handle.  “If I’m going to do it, then I’ll just do it, and damn the torpedoes,” he mutters.  Flush goes the toilet and Alberto braces himself for…something, but the house remains silent, apprehensive.  Alberto laughs aloud to himself at his foolishness.

And hears the noise again.

Alberto’s laugh stops dead, but his mouth still hangs open in surprise.  His eyes widen.  “Did that sound come from the hallway?” he asks himself.  “The acoustics in this house are shit.  I can’t tell.  God.  God.  Probably not.  That’s stupid.  Stupid stupid stupid.”  He walks to the door and leans his ear against it.  The sound of his own breathing? Or…

“It’s my own breathing.  Obviously.  I mean, the house is all locked up.  I’m alone in here.  No way in, right?  It was just me.

Obviously.”

Alberto withdraws his ear.  The toilet is still gurgling as it always does after a flush.  “Since nothing is wrong, I’ll wash my hands,” he thinks.  “Yep, just wash my hands and head on back to bed.”  His hands shake as he reaches for the faucets.  But before his hands can complete their mission, he hears the faint creak again.  Unlike the other incidents, however, this creak is accompanied by the door handle to the bathroom moving.  Maybe.  Since the handle is a shiny bronze sphere, it’s really quite hard to see it moving.  It probably isn’t.

Alberto locks his eyes on the door handle.  Almost imperceptibly, it moves.

Alberto freezes, staring.  Yeah, it’s moving. “The door in the wood is warping.  Hell, stranger things have happened,” whispers Alberto.  However, the water still isn’t running.  Alberto’s hands have the faucets in a death-grip.  If it had a throat, it’d be strangling.  Stupid thought.  Shakes his head.  Turns on the water.  And he hears

Hours later.  Alberto wakes up.  The water’s still running.  Hell of a water bill I’m racking up.  The window.  Still dark.  No watch.  Don’t know the time.  Can’t wait it out.  Stands up.  Falls.  Stands up again.  Door shut, handle stationary.  Just like normal.  Shit, I’m shaking.  I’m just cold.  The creak again, louder than ever.  Right outside the door.  And the…other sound.  No doubt now.  Walks.  Hand on the doorknob.  I’m going back to bed and sleeping and while I’m asleep I’ll dream of that girlIkissedinhighschooltheonewiththeblackhairandgreeneyeslikeacatorsomethingandilljustkissherkissherkissher

“STOP!” Alberto screams.  “I HEARD THE HOUSE SETTLING AND GOT A BIT NERVOUS.  NOW I AM GOING TO BED.”

His shout echoes through the house, fading away.  The house eats it.

Alberto turns the doorknob and turns it.  Not too slow, not too fast.  The lock clicks open at the exact same volume that it always clicks.  He opens the door.

A month later, the police investigate a report from the water company claiming that the resident of 13 Pentwater Avenue hasn’t paid his water bill and isn’t answering the phone or the doors.  All they find is the bathroom door hanging wide open and the bathroom sink overflowing.

Credit To: Devin Marcus

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Hell Of A Water Bill, 6.2 out of 10 based on 143 ratings
  • Dad

    Wat

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  • Alberto N.

    So I, Alberto Nunes, have absolutely no reason to be freaked out right? Btw nice story, would have been better if there hadnt been so many gramatical errors and the strange dialogue close to the end.

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    Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  • FritzDeth

    I felt like this was a long-slowpaced. Story for nothing. I don’t know if it was just me, but I didn’t get it.

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    Rating: +18 (from 18 votes)
  • the cake

    FONEEEE.

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    Rating: -1 (from 5 votes)
  • the cake

    i enjoyed it. although [insert troll]

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    Rating: +6 (from 6 votes)
  • Largefish

    Nice buildup, but he ending could have gone a lot better.

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    Rating: +3 (from 5 votes)
  • ginfish

    Read this on r/nosleep a few weeks ago.

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  • Slender

    I don’t get it, someone BETTER FUCKING EXPLAIN

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    Rating: +8 (from 8 votes)
    • HEY_HEY_HEY_IT”S_SLENDY

      basically he’s just gone

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      • HEY HEY HEY IT’S SLENDY

        Why do you have the same name as me?

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        Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
        • Slendy

          Well yours doesnt have the lines he has lines

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          Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  • LollipopGestapo

    I enjoyed the weird writing towards the end, seemed a more accurate description of what your inner thoughts really are. It was the out loud speaking that I found odd, because honestly, very few people speak outloud when alone.

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  • Oreally???

    So then….what happened to Alberto????!

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  • Anonymous

    Sorry, I can’t help it…
    WHO WAS DOORKNOB!

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    Rating: +2 (from 8 votes)
  • Unnamed girl

    Who was footsteps?

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  • CNB reviews

    First off I have several things to say about this pasta. My first thing what’s up with all the grammatical errors. I’m no Grammer Nazi but come on man most off this is basic mistakes and made the plot very confusing. My second thing I have to say is that the whole “I sense a weird presence” is way to overdone. It’s been beaten to death. If this were a better pasta I would not mind but the pastas plot was very odd and borderline stupid. The final complaint is that in some places it was overly detailed and others it wasn’t at all make up your mind man. Also the 1 month later thing was dumb, who misses a guy for a whole month

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  • Mr tommyknocker

    this was creepy nom nom eww is that a hair?

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    Rating: -4 (from 4 votes)
  • Pinkamina

    Don’t you mean the wood in the door is warping, or did you mean the door in the wood is warped?

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  • Miss Mystery

    The ending kinda sucked, like there was half a sentence and a bunch of key mash… But nice buildup.

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  • Teresa

    I don’t see why everyone thinks this pasta is bland. I thought it was pretty satisfying.

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  • Josh

    I didn’t realize that the huge line of text was an actual sentence until I read through it again trying to make sense of the pasta… It looked like gibberish to me at first, I’m not entirely sure if this was intentional or there was a glitch when posting the pasta. Either way it was very creepy and clever.

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  • XIII

    BUT WHO WAS FAUCET

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  • 2 kewl 4 yoo

    Did u 4get how to use the spacebarforaminutethere when you were talking about the dream u wanted to have?

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  • Kiwi

    Really confusing. Too many grammatical errors to understand. I lost interest before the end due to my lack of understanding the text.

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